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In Search of an Own Personal Touch _/14


A Transatlantic Bond _/8 Can Okan, CEO, ITV Inter Medya

Russian Giant _/10

Vlad Ryashin, General producer, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Star Media

Collaborating with the Digital Ecosystem _/39 Daniel Heaf, EVP Digital BBC Worldwide



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Adding to the 360 Paradigm _/20

Empowering Creativity _/33

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Bringing Turkey to Latin America _/21

Formats are the Present _/34

Silvana D’Angelo, Sales Director, Fiction Production

Francisco Villanueva, VP & COO, Somos Distribution

Expanding Business _/26

Fredrik af Malmborg, Managing Director of Eccho

Ricardo Ehrsam, General Manager for Europe and Asia, Televisa Internacional

Roberto Corrente, Sales Executive, Caracol Televisión

Epic Adventures _/38

A Cultural Exchange _/27

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César Díaz, VP Sales, Venevision International François-Xavier Poirier, President, Novovision

Delmar Andrade, Head of International Sales, Record

NATPE Budapest 2013 _/42 NY UPFRONTS

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Disney Unleashes the ‘Star Wars Rebels’

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Production has begun on ‘Star Wars Rebels’, an exciting, all-new animated television series based on one of the greatest entertainment franchises of all time.

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Screenwriter/producer Simon Kinberg (‘X-Men: First Class’, ‘Sherlock Holmes’, ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith’) is one of the executive producers on ‘Star Wars Rebels’ and will write the premiere episode. He is joined by Dave Filoni as executive producer, who served as supervising director of the Emmy nominated ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ since 2008. Executive producer Greg Weisman brings with him a wealth of animation experience with credits such as ‘Young Justice‘, ‘The Spectacular Spider-Man’ and ‘Gargoyles’.


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Scheduled to premiere in fall 2014 as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel, it will be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world. Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer, Disney Channels Worldwide, said: “The entire team at Lucasfilm has provided extraordinary creativity and innovation for over three decades, and we’re thrilled to be bringing the expansive and imaginative world of ‘Star Wars’ to Disney XD’s viewers.” “I couldn’t be more excited to explore new corners of the Star Wars universe,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president, Lucasfilm. “I think ‘Star Wars Rebels’ will capture the look, feel and fun that both kids and their parents love about ‘Star Wars’.” The action-filled series is set between the events of Episode III and IV - an era spanning almost two decades never-before explored on-screen. ‘Star Wars Rebels’ takes place in a time where the Empire is securing its grip on the galaxy and hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights as a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking shape. Details about the show are a closely guarded secret at this point. ‘Star Wars Rebels’ will be produced by Lucasfilm Animation, featuring many of the key talents that made ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’. Fans attending Star Wars Celebration Europe will be the first to get an exclusive look at the new series. Casting will be announced at a later date. More information about this developing project will be found on and on Facebook.

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A Transatlantic


Negotiations between Turkey and Latin America have been growing stronger over the past few years. Between deals and announcements from both regions, ITV Inter Medya became one of the first Turkish companies to sell its TV productions in Latin America, and is now set to distribute Latin titles in the Middle East. From the looks of it, the relationship between both cultures will only grow fonder.

By Valentina Vinaja

Red Scarf Drama

Twitter: @vvinaja

“Our LatAm team has been working hard for almost two years on realizing the first sales in Latin America.” “We are going to launch our new documentary content line of Construir TV shows for the Central and Eastern Europe market at Natpe.”



urkish distributor ITV Inter Medya has been successfully distributing content in several countries across Europe and the MENA region for quite some time. And this year, the company began on a high note, selling the first Turkish telenovela in Latin America at the past Miptv in France. Now, the company is arriving at Natpe Budapest 2013 to launch new drama series that have already aired in Turkey, scoring excellent ratings. In addition, ITV is also announcing a transatlantic deal: it’s representing factual content from Argentine broadcast TV network Construir TV in the CEE, MENA, CIS, Central Asia and China regions.

Can Okan, CEO of ITV Inter Medya, spoke to ttv and shared exclusive details about the company’s latest deals and projects. As an introduction, could you comment on what has been your participation at this year’s tradeshows and the important announcements you’ve made? So far this year, our company attended Natpe Miami, Discop West Asia, Miptv, Cannes Film Festival, ICIF and ITVF Istanbul. Our next markets Natpe Budapest and Mipcom. We have also launched our new hit series ‘20 Minutes’. In this sense, what deals closed this year could you highlight? For starters, there’s the ‘Deep Waters’ sales to LatAm, which is the first

Can Okan,

Turkish telenovela to be distributed and broadcast in Latin America. We have also successfully sold ‘20 Minutes’, our latest hit series, to more than 26 territories in two months’ time. We are expecting to have deals signed shortly with 12 additional territories.

CEO, ITV Inter Medya “We have also successfully sold ‘20 Minutes’, our latest hit series, to more than 26 territories in two months’ time. We are expecting to have deals signed shortly with 12 additional territories.”

In the last edition of Miptv, ITV Inter Medya announced an agreement with Latin American distributor VIP 2000 TV to broadcast the telenovela ‘Deep Waters’ in the Latin region. How did this deal come about? Our LatAm team has been working hard for almost two years on realizing the first sales in Latin America. At the end we have found the right partner VIP 2000 TV and after all these efforts the first agreement has been signed. Nowadays both parties are working on the preparations like translations, dubbing, editing of the series.


Have you confirmed other distribution agreements for ‘Deep Waters’? Yes, ‘Deep Waters’ has also been sold in the MENA region and is being successfully distributed in 22 territories by our client. 20 Minutes Drama Natpe Budapest is one of the most important tradeshows for Europe and the Middle East. Are you prepared to launch new products for the occasion? Yes we are. We have recently signed a distribution agreement with Construir TV and became their sales agent for CEE, MENA, CIS, Central Asia and China regions. We are going to launch our new documentary content line of Construir TV shows for the Central Eastern Europe market at Natpe. What are your big news for this event? Besides the Construir TV deal, our big hit for Natpe is ‘20 Minutes’, which we have completed the sales in MENA and Central Asia. The official launch of the title for Central and Eastern Europe will be in Budapest. We will also prelaunch our next hit series ‘Black Rose’, which is on air on Fox TV Turkey and will be internationally launched at Mipcom in autumn. ttv

One of ITV Inter Medya’s star products for this year’s Natpe Budapest is ‘20 Minutes’, a drama series composed of 60 45-minute episodes produced entirely in HD. In this TV series, viewers will see the story of Melek and Ali who love each other to death and risk their lives for each other. They will explore how their perfect life changes in 20 minutes. Will Ali manage to discover the truth about this crime? Will the marriage of Ali and Melek stand for this devastated event? Will Ali and Melek be able to go back to the way they used to live?

DEEP WATERS ‘Deep Waters’ is the title ITV Inter Medya recently sold in Latin America through its deal with VIP 2000 TV. The telenovela is currently being prepared for its impending launch, going through the process of translation, dubbing and editing. Deep Waters Drama


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Giant Russian

As one of the largest companies in Russia, with a catalog of major productions and a strong interest in further expanding in the global market, Star Media arrives at Natpe Budapest with a catalog of over 2,500 hours of content, featuring products from the most diverse genres including docu-dramas, telenovelas, TV series, dramas and formats.

By Sebastián Torterola Twitter: @storterola

Love for Love Historical Melodrama

Star Media’s international sales library comprises over 2,500 hours of content in various genres. “In 2013 we will increase our production to about 440 hours of content.»



eing a leading company from Russia, what’s Star Media’s interest in the international market? Presently, Star Media is one of the leaders in the production of TV content in Russia, Ukraine and CIS, but we do not confine ourselves to working on these markets only and now are successfully implementing a number of international projects. Star Media’s international sales library comprises over 2,500 hours of content in various genres, covering docu-dramas, telenovelas, TV series, drama series and formats. Star Media successfully sells its content internationally. The broadcasting rights to Star Media’s content are purchased by TV

channels from Eastern and Western Europe, China, Japan, the US, Israel, the Middle East and countries in many other regions. We partner with Serbia, Bulgaria, Slovakia, all of the CIS countries, Dominican Republic, Japan, Finland, Czech Republic, Israel, Romania, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, China, Jordan, Hong Kong and Indonesia; and we see a permanent demand for all the genres we have. Which plans does the company have for this year and the next? The company’s main objective is to increase content production and the sale of rights, just as we’ve done before. In 2013 we will increase our production to about 440 hours of content.

And what projects do you currently have in the pipeline? We are going to produce new seasons of our successful projects that are already very popular; among them are ‘Freud’s Method’, ‘The Attackers’ and ‘Island of the Unwanted’. Several new and very significant projects are also in production now.

total, they will be depicted as common men. Using the CGI we’ve created a picture of maximum historically verity that immerses viewers in the atmosphere and feelings of the time and allows seeing the tsars just as their contemporaries saw them. Which are the challenges you must face with a project this big? A docu-drama, all the more, a historical one, is a special genre that requires a special thoroughness. On every project we work on we make thorough preparations in order to show a certain part of history with maximum historical verity and allow viewers to immerse themselves in a particular historical epoch. This, of course, implies spadework with consultants, historians, biographers and props men. There is a special company in our Group, Babich Design, to deal with the tasks like these.

Riding along on the success of ‘Anna German’, another one of our projects, in Poland we have already contracted a co-production of a new project titled ‘Artek’ that depicts the story of a Polish boy’s love of a Russian girl who he met in the last century’s mid-eighties at the pioneer summer camp Artek in Crimea. And we can speak with certainty not only of shooting in Poland, but of full co-production too. Also, a new 8-episode biopic ‘Mata Hari’ initiated by and to be shot in co-production with Chanel One Russia is under development now. We shared the movie’s concept with Berenice Bejo and the actress showed great interest in the project. We plan to hold an international casting and hope for full international co-production of the movie.

Very often we have to restore the costumes based on the sketches only or search for and collect the military equipment in case of military movies. And, as used in our movies, they correspond to the original items to a hair. Of course, we use animation and CGI techniques too. For instance, when shooting mass battle scenes, we shoot small groups of actors and then “multiply” them using CGI. Very often we had to make drawings of building exteriors manually. Scenes of many historical events, such as the Fire of Moscow and Smolensk in ‘Napoleonic Wars in Russia’, are made with help of CGI too.

And what can you tell us about your production facilities? Star Media Group has its own shooting stages and equipment, special transport and postproduction studios in Moscow (Russia) and Kiev (Ukraine), which allows independent full-cycle production of projects. Geographically, Star Media is based in two countries: Russia and Ukraine. ‘Anna German’ was a big project for the company, what can you tell us about it and its success? The 10-episode biopic ‘Anna German’ produced by Star Media in September 2012, was at the top of pop charts on Russian and Ukrainian TV. The ’Anna German’s’ average share on Channel One Russia made up 21%. The series was viewed by over 30 million people in Russia. The series’ average share on Inter (Ukraine) was 20% and over 20 million viewers watched it in Ukraine. The project is a very complex and truly international one, shot in four countries simultaneously. The movie showed great success in Poland, with fantastic ratings on TVP-1 and an average share of 39%.

Russia celebrates the 400th anniversary of the House of Romanov this year. Are there any projects to coincide with this date? To commemorate this historical date we are producing a multi-episodic historical TV project titled ‘The Romanovs’. Eight episodes of the project cover the entire history of the

“On every project we work on, we make thorough preparations in order to show a certain part of history with maximum historical verity.”

Could you update us with the latest deals made by the company? ‘Anna German’ has just been sold to Kazakhstan and Israel, and we are currently negotiating with several more companies for the project’s sale. Also, great interest in our product has been shown by Chinese companies since 2009 and we have been selling our TV movies, docudramas, series and telenovelas to them. The rights to ‘Freud’s Method’ and ‘Island of the Unwanted’ have also been sold recently.

General producer, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Star Media.

Russian royal dynasty, beginning with Mikhail I Fyodorovich and ending with Nicholas II. The series will premiere on Channel One Russia this summer. ‘The Romanovs’ is a rare project because it’s a historical reenactment combined with liveaction, historical information and actuality shots. In it we will see the Russian tsars falling in love, suffering, and taking decisions; in

We are happy to welcome Turkey as our new partner. A big deal of sale of a package of our TV movies (over 80 hours), series and docudramas comprising over 300 hours of our product in total is being concluded currently. The ‘Go Dance!’ format has been sold to 5 countries already. And now we carry on negotiations with another strategically important partner of ours. ttv


The project turned out to be so socially important in Russia, Ukraine and Poland that younger people who were born after the singer died have discovered not only a new “favourite performer”, but also a new set of criteria defining labels such as “music star”, “talent” and “the art of singing”.

Vlad Ryashin,

One of the methods we use is creating a feeling of a universal drama by depicting personal tragedies, which helps viewers to see a grand historical event as it was witnessed by individual contemporaries. Thus, the combination of close-ups, individual destinies and panoramic views characteristic of the epoch is cement of the plot.

MarketFIGURES 9.2 %

drop in ad sales is what Zenith Vigía foresees will happen in Spain by end 2013.

164.4 millon



Of Spanish homes are subscribed to a pay TV service, 0.7% less than a year ago, says ONTSI.


ITV Studios TAKES Dramas to Budapest The international distributor is attending the 2013 Natpe Budapest with new dramas and an entertainment format to present to international buyers. For starters, the company is offering ‘The Doctor Blake Mysteries’ (10 x 60’), featuring Blake, a maverick country town detective known as a keeper of secrets, solver of mysteries and an impulsive risk-taker who’s not afraid to upset the status quo. In addition, ITV is presenting ‘Mr Selfridge’ (10 x 60’) another drama series that brings to life the spectacular rise and fall of the American retail genius in a lavish and seductive period drama. Along with these dramas, the company is offering the entertainment format ‘Saturday Night Takeaway.’


Fox Telecolombia’s Original Offer for Natpe Budapest

13.2 billion

online video ads were watched by US web surfers in April 2013, according to comScore.


more Canadian TV productions were developed in 2011-12 says the CMPA.

Maria Barreto, Ana Commercial Director, Fox Telecolombia


less movie tickets have been sold so far in the US in comparison to 2012, says THR.


of ABC’s primetime audience watches cable VOD, said VP Ad Sales Geri Wang.

Producer and distributor FoxTelecolombia, one of Latin America’s leading production companies, is arriving at the 2013 Natpe Budapest with a portfolio filled with high-quality original productions. The list of titles includes TV series ‘Cumbia Ninja’ (13 x 60’) and the second season of ‘Lynch’ (9 x 60’) for pay TV channel Moviecity. In addition, the Colombian distributor -with headquarters in Bogota- will present its reality ‘Motochefs’ (13 x 60’), along with the original series ‘Exposos’ (13 x 60’) and the documentary ‘Obsesion 2’ (5 x 60’), produced for pay TV network NatGeo in Latin America.


A+E Networks Reshuffles Programming Execs A+E Networks’ new President & CEO, Nancy Dubuc has elevated key positions in the company’s Programming division. First, industry veteran Robert DeBitetto became President, Brand Strategy, Business Development, A+E Studios. In addition, three programming and development heads were promoted to Executive Vice President and General Manager: Dirk Hoogstra, History and H2™; David McKillop, A&E; and Robert Sharenow, Lifetime. And lastly, former BBC executive Jana Bennett joined the company as President, bio and LMN.

eastern europe


In Search of an Own Personal Touch

Eastern European markets are experiencing important transformations: a sharp drop in ad sales compensated by the rise of DTH platforms, changes in the traditional programming strategies, and a more complex and multifaceted audiovisual landscape with new players, new broadcasting windows, media mergers, less foreign content and a strong focus on original production.

By Rodrigo Ros

Twitter: @rodrigo__ros The Voice Entertainment


ueled mainly by pay TV platforms’ notable growth, the TV industries in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union states are going through a notable transformation, all the while withstanding the undeniable economic recession taking over Europe. The complicated economy has led to decreases of up to 50% in ad sales in markets such as Rumania and Serbia, two of the most extreme examples.

Klub in Hungary, which has been progressively buying channels such as Cool, Film+, Film+2, Prizma, Sorozat+ -a network aimed at women, specializing in series and telenovelas, airing classics from Televisa Internacional’s catalog like ‘Rubi’ and ‘Laberintos de Pasión’-, Muzsika TV and Reflektor TV. There are also some exceptional cases such as satellite service Tricolor, which has grown on par with a pay TV penetration that’s increasing much like it is in Brazil, reaching 9 million subscribers that make it one of the region’s most important operators.

In this sense, the drop in ad sales has affected mostly broadcast TV channels in the region, forcing them to readjust their acquisition and programming strategies.

Meanwhile, DTH services have managed to outshine cable TV offers, a trend that’s present in big and small markets alike, and stands to grow even stronger in the next four years.

“Turkish content continues its undeniable success, with notable examples like ‘Kuzey Guney’ airing in certain countries up to three times a day”.

PAY TV OPERATORS. This changing ecosystem also made room for new pay TV services, which made the most of broadcast TV’s shrinking ratings. In some territories, a positive outlook on pay TV’s performance has led to new commercializing strategies from major companies and tactical alliances between the region’s leading media groups. For instance, there’s Cyfra+ and N, two pay TV platforms present in Poland currently joining forces to compete against local operator Cyfrowy. Other examples come from Rostelecom, the powerful media group that’s paid close to US$1 billion to control Russia’s main pay TV platform; and RTL

Brazil Avenue Telenovela

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Forbidden Love Telenovela

Such is the case of Tring Digital -launched in 2008-, a DTH service with 30 Albanian and international channels focused on sports, family, movies and documentaries; which has been acquiring broadcasting rights to major sporting events like the UEFA Championship in 2012.


In fact, Albany is a small country with only 3 million people, that’s always relied on content acquisition and has now begun to produce its own series, even though this doesn’t necessarily mean a strong investment in production. Moreover, Albany is seeing the confirmation of another increasing trend: acquisition of content from Turkey, Poland and Croatia. LOCAL PRODUCTION. Local production has skyrocketed in numerous territories in Eastern Europe; Turkish series -very popular among the region’s different networks- are now accompanied by local productions from national channels. For instance ‘’ is a series that will be broadcast on TVP2 in Poland at 8:00 PM, and is currently on its fourth season, with a fifth and last season expected to be premiered in September. It’s a family

comedy starring two renowned Polish actors, something that’s atypical for the market, especially analyzing it ten years ago. Another example is the recent adaptation of ‘Pozorište u Kući’ (‘The Theater in the House’), one of the most popular series in the former Yugoslavia between 1973 and 1984, that’s now coming back through a remake from Croatian network HTV. A product the network executives say “will make a great impact both in and outside Croatia.” And then there’s the undeniable success of Turkish content, with notable examples like ‘Kuzey Guney’, aired in certain countries up to three times a day (a new episode followed by two reruns), or ‘Magnificent Century’, programmed in the Czech Republic through Barrandov TV network, along with series such as ‘CSI’ or entertainment formats like ‘X Factor’. ENTERTAINMENT FORMATS. In this and so many other regions, the entertainment format fever continues to heat up. Major format distributors confirm that, despite the economic crisis, the drop in ad sales and the more cautious approach to taped content acquisitions; the truth is entertainment for-

“Entertainment formats currently air on the best timeslots and across most major networks in Eastern and Central Europe”.

CentralReport “Eastern Europe is consolidated as a complex region that presents opportunities for those who can capitalize the region’s flourishing thirst for TV content”.

mats currently air on the best timeslots and across most major networks in Eastern and Central Europe. In this sense, clear examples are ‘The Voice’ in Bulgaria, Poland and Russia; ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ on ShanTV in Albany; ‘American Idol’ on RTL in Croatia; and ‘Your Face Sounds Familiar’ on Ant1 in Greece; among many other examples. What’s the reason behind this? According to sources interviewed by ttv, the economic recession is prompting networks to schedule their own productions in primetime. Lower ad sales mean higher investments in primetime, a strategy that allows networks to generate the highest revenues for local productions in this timeslot. This strategy, which has turned out to be quite positive in many markets, leaves out several long-term players in the business: Latin American telenovela distributors. TELENOVELAS. While it’s not safe to say telenovelas have disappeared from Eastern European TV channels, the truth is the genre has seen better days, and is somewhat absent from the local networks’ programming strategies. The decreasing telenovela sales are

not just part of an overall decrease in content acquisition, the shrinking ad sales or Turkish content’s success; but more due to a combination of them all, along with some other facts. Nevertheless, telenovelas will always have a reserved spot among the region’s TV channels. To name a few examples of telenovelas currently airing in Eastern Europe, there’s ‘La Mujer en el Espejo’ by Telemundo Internacional and ‘Sortilegio’ by Televisa Internacional, both on the air on bLady in Bulgaria; Globo’s ‘Avenida Brasil’ -one of the products most recently distributed by the operator in the region- on the air on RTL in Croatia, which also features ‘Los Rey’ and ‘Cielo Rojo’ by Azteca; ‘Más Sabe el Diablo’ and ‘Marina’ by Telemundo Internacional on Prima in the Czech Republic; or Azerbaijan and Bosnia and Herzegovina which all acquired ‘El Clon’ from Globo to air on Lider TV and RTVBN, respectively. All in all, Eastern Europe is consolidated as a complex region that presents -despite an adverse global economic scenario- opportunities for those who can capitalize the region’s flourishing thirst for TV content.


Kuzey Guney Drama

Several local productions have registered great success not only in the local market but also internationally. Such is the case of Star Media, the Russian producer resposible for some of the region’s biggest productions. Star Media’s international sales library comprises over 2,500 hours of content in various genres, covering docu-dramas, telenovelas, TV series, drama series and formats. The broadcasting rights to Star Media’s content are purchased by TV channels from Eastern and Western Europe, China, Japan, the US, Israel, the Middle East and countries in many other regions. In 2013 the company will increase its production to about 440 hours of content. Its most notable projects include ‘Freud’s Method’, ‘The Attackers’ and ‘Island of the Unwanted’, among many others. Riding along on the success of ‘Anna German’, in Poland the company has already signed a co-production deal for a new project titled ‘Artek’, the story of a Polish boy’s love of a Russian girl who he met in the last century’s, during the mid-eighties, at the pioneer summer camp Artek in Crimea. The company’s list of formats also includes the hit show ‘Go Dance!’, a format that’s been sold in five countries in the region and is at this time being acquired by other networks in the international arena. Cielo Rojo Telenovela

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Adding to the 360 Paradigm Silvana D’Angelo, Sales director of young distribution company Smilehood Media, affirmed sometimes new media generates more income than TV, a fact that’s changing programming strategies on TV. She also described branded fiction as a firm trend in the industry. By Sebastián Torterola Twitter: @storterola


ased in Argentina and making business with the world, Smilehood Media is the distribution and production division of its mother company Smilehood, and it’s just starting its journey in the international content market.

Sales Director, Fiction Production and Distribution, Smilehood Media

360 APPROACH. Through productions like ‘Según Roxy’ and ‘Wake Up’, Smilehood aims to explore all the business windows that are additional to the TV screen: music shows, theatre plays, record sales, branded co-production and webseries, apart from betting strongly on social media presence.

“Today we know that new media platOn the one hand, it has an important forms actually generate more |incofocus on the licensing business me than the TV series itself, mainly through the Smilehood Licensing “Today because the new generations of division, which represents key we know that new viewers start accessing enterinternational brands such as media platforms tainment through the internet,” Snoopy and brands from Nickeactually generate D’Angelo affirmed. Following up lodeon. more income a successful LA Screenings for than the TV the company, one of the products “On the other hand, we have series itself.” that generated high interest is teen our own animation studios in series ‘Wake Up’. “It’s co-produced by Argentina, where we created Sebastián Mellino’s 11 Loop, Coca Cola TV ‘Plim Plim’, a world-class animaand Warner Chapel. It’s the first time that Coca ted product that’s on air on Disney Channel Cola invests in fiction, and it’s a musical similar Latin America and Discovery Familia in the to ‘Glee’ but with Mexican, Colombian and ArUS, and has been sold to several European gentine talent,” she explains. As a sponsor, Coca and Asian countries,” said Silvana D’Angelo, Cola will communicate brand values through the company’s Sales director, Fiction Producthe story and the colors’ aesthetics. tion and Distribution.


Silvana D’Angelo,

This new production features three one-hour episodes and will be Smilehood’s big launch at Mipcom. “We think this is a big trend that’s gaining ground. We have seen what Red Bull did last year [by sponsoring Felix Baumgartner’s launch outer space free-fall], and it was watched worldwide. Now, we’re embarking in a new way of sponsoring fiction,” D’Angelo said. After several talks with clients and colleagues, the executives perceives there are interesting movements in the TV network’s programming strategy, and that is also reflected in the content being offered by distributors. “There’s a trend of programming differently, integrating internet content as a key asset,” she assured. ttv

Bringing Turkey to Latin America

Francisco Villanueva, VP & COO, Somos Distribution, spoke about the latest agreements achieved by the company, which continues to bet on Turkish drama for the international market. By Sebastian Amoroso

Francisco Villanueva, G.A.U.L.A Series

Twitter: @sebamoroso

VP & COO, Somos Distribution

“We sold the scripts of ‘Ezel’ and ‘Kuzey Guney’ to Televisa in Mexico, and we’re about to sell the script from ‘The End’ to two major players. Even though the deal isn’t closed, we have two offers on the table,” he assured.


Lastly, Villanueva said he’s excited about ‘Gaula’, an ongoing production in Colombia that tells true stories of hostages in that country. “We are going to do thirteen episodes, which are really interesting since they are narrated in first person by the people that were kidnapped, with recreations and original footage from the rescue. We’re doing it together with Mazdoc, our production partner in Colombia,” he explained. ttv


“Turkish novels are having an exceptional momentum in all of Europe, the Middle East and we are lucky to have a really close relationship with one of Turkey’s key competitors,” said Francisco Villanueva, VP & COO, Somos Distribution. In addition, Villanueva highlighted the importance of featuring Turkish telenovela ‘Karadayi’ within its programming catalog, which is a huge hit both in Turkey and internationally.

Having premiered May 12 on Telemundo’s primetime, ‘Todos somos héroes’, the adaptation of ‘Everyday Heroes’, features international stars like Chino y Nacho, Daddy Yankee, David Bisbal, Franco de Vita, Intocable, Julion Álvarez, La Santa Cecilia and Olga Tañón, Shaila Durcal and Juan Gabriel. “With ‘Todos somos heroes’, Somos Productions is further consolidated as a high-profile company, following its hit series ‘11-11, En mi cuadra nada cuadra’ for Nickelodeon. Our team proves it can move comfortably between genres, and also our ability to provide and produce successful formats through our alliance with Sparks Networks. We are very happy to be working with a company like Telemundo, a definite leader in the US market,” Luis Villanueva, president and CEO of Somos Productions, said.


ith high budgets, an impres“We’re working with ‘Karadayi’, the market’s sive local success and an origin most successful Turkish telenovela in the common to Latin America’s last year, and we have the script rights and most important TV genre the finished program. We’ve already -telenovelas-, there is dubbed the first episode and we’re no doubt that Turkish dramas have dubbing the whole story,” he exeverything to do great in both the plained. “We’re Latin and worldwide screens. working with ‘Karadayi’, the DEALS INKED. From the dismarket’s most With that in mind, Miami-based tribution side, Villanueva comsuccessful Turkish Somos Distribution has put a mented on the sale of two telenovela in the strong focus on Turkish content, scripted titles to Televisa, as last year.” both in format adaptation and in well as two solid offers he receitaped products, thanks to its allived. ance with renowned production company Ay Yapim, which like Somos is part of Sparks Networks.

In regard to formats, the Latin version of ‘Everyday Heroes’, a format distributed by Somos, has just premiered on US network Telemundo, and it has generated “great interest” in other Latin American countries.


Peter Limbourg Elected Director General of Deutsche Welle DISTRIBUTION

Passion Extends Factual Reach in Pac Rim Following recent deals into Australia and New Zealand, Passion Distribution has secured over 200 hours of program sales into Pac Rim within the last three months. New Zealand’s Living Channel focused specifically on food related programming and agreed deals for Scripps Networks International’s most recent season of ‘Brunch @ Bobby’s’ season 3 (14 x 30’), ‘Rachael Ray’s Week in a Day’ seasons 3-5 (26 x 60’) and long running, food competition series ‘Cupcake Wars’ season 7 (14 x 60’). Top TV finalised agreements for ‘Carter Can’ seasons 5-7 (39 x 30’), ‘West End Salvage’ (13 x 30’) and ‘You Live in What’ (14 x 60’) from Scripps Networks International. Among other deals, Mentorn Media’s fast turnaround doc, ‘Oscar Pistorius: What Really Happened?’ (1 x 60’) was sold into both Australia (ABC2) and New Zealand (TVNZ) and has seen international sales into 68 territories worldwide.

The current SVP of News and Political Information of ProSiebenSat.1 TV Germany was elected by the Broadcasting Board as the successor to Erik Bettermann, who will officially end his term on September 30, 2013. The Board’s Chairman, Valentin Schmidt announced the decision on March 15, 2013 in Berlin, and said: “Peter Limbourg has outstanding qualifications to further strengthen Deutsche Welle as a modern multimedia company and Germany’s international media presence as a result.” Peter Limbourg added: “To have the opportunity to play such a significant role in how Germany is perceived around the world is a challenge that I will make every effort to meet in the coming years. I hope to further enhance DW’s journalistic standing and its multilingual and multimedia programming.”


Netflix Eyes New Markets With its plans for international in full swing, Holland, France and Belgium are Netflix’s next European destinations, according to several reports. As revealed by Belgian newspaper Bloovi and French newspaper Le Soir, the streaming service is allegedly in the midst of adapting its platform to local languages, to be able to launch in the aforementioned regions by year’s end. Germany could also be a destination for the company. The company is allegedly also evaluating the possibility to launch in Turkey, India and Southern Korea. Rumors surge after Netflix’s last financial report, in which it confirmed its plans to expand in Europe. In addition to the US and Canada, Netflix is available in Latin America, the UK and Ireland.

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Vernhet, Jean-Luc Operations manager,

Content Department, INA


INA Unveils ‘Mysteries in the archives’ French content manager INA has landed several international sales for its new hit documentaries, headed by ‘Mysteries in the archives’, a series conceived to uncover or rediscover footage that bears witness to a century of history: from JF Kennedy’s Funeral to Elizabeth II’s coronation, from the First step on the moon to Tiananmen square demonstrations. The company also distributes several documentaries dealing with social issues, such as ‘Chileans Miners, life afterwards’, ‘Child slave labourers’ and ‘Homopoliticus’.

Gallery tradeshow

LA SCREENINGS 2013 May - 14-22 – Hyatt Regency Century Plaza – Los Angeles – USA

Henri Ringel, Jack Morera, Heather Harris, Gustavo Sorosky, Leonardo Aranguibel, Fabiola Bovino and Fernando Barbosa (Disney Media Distribution Latin America)

Delmar Andrade (Record TV Network)

Armando Nuñez Jr. (CBS Studios International) with cast members from CBS’s new series.

Elena Antonini and Nadav Palti (Dori Media Group)

Ángel Zambrano (Turner Broadcasting System Latin America), Adriana Cisneros (Grupo Cisneros) and Cosme López (Venevision International)

Marcel Vinay Jr. (Comarex)

Jimmi Van der Heyden (CDC United Network)

Soledad Leiva, Manuel Fraiz-Grijalba, Miguel Dvorak and Manuel Pérez (Venevision International)

Lisette Osorio and Gonzalo Córdoba (Caracol Televisión)

Matt Vassallo (Shine International)

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The 2013 LA Screenings once again drew in buyers from all of Latin America who got a front row seat to watch the Hollywood studios’ new series and movies for the upcoming season. In addition, same as every year, independent distributors gathered for four days at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza’s suites to present their content and lineups. The market was dynamic, productive and focused on transmedia content.

Silvana D’Angelo (Smilehood Media)

Buyers from Uruguay and Argentina at the 20th Century Fox screenings.

Hugo Rose (Televix)

Ricardo Ehrsam (Televisa Internacional)

Tomás Darcyl and Ricardo Costianovsky (Telefilms)

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Francisco Villanueva (SOMOS Distribution)

Jaime Aguilar (Televisa), Maryann Pasante (Lionsgate), Peter Iacono (Lionsgate) and Elsa María Vizcarra Gastélum (Televisa)

Samuel Duque Rozo (Fox Telecolombia) and his team.

Claudio Ipolitti (Telefe International)

José Luis Gascue (20th Century Fox Latin America), Elie Wahba (20th Century Fox Latin America), Eduardo Radio (Teledoce), Sebastian Lateulade (TodoTVMedia) and Eugenio Restano (Teledoce)

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Expanding Business

Colombia’s Caracol Televisión continues to strengthen its presence in Eastern Europe with a high-quality content catalog that’s scored excellent results wherever it’s premiered. This time the company is disembarking in Budapest with hit series such as ‘The Voice of Freedom, Helenita Vargas’, ‘Football Dreams: A World of Passion’ and ‘The Lord of the Skies’. By Sebastian Amoroso Twitter: @sebamoroso


One of the trends taking flight in recent years has been the presence of Turkish content across the region and in markets as distant as Latin America. In this sense, Corrente believes “Turkish content has arrived in this region and had an enviable success. Yet, I wouldn’t “Over the past year we´ve grown “Over the past year we’ve grown go as far as to say the success notably and reached new clients notably and reached and demand it’s currently exin territories we used to have a new clients in periencing will be a long-term very small presence in,” Roberterritories we used trend.” In this sense, Corrente to Corrente, Sales executive at to have a very small explained Latin American proCaracol Televisón, said to ttv. presence in.” ductions are growing in prime“This motivates us to continue time, and Turkish producers’ demoving forward with our main mand for Latin formats is also on the goal, which is to continue with rise. “I believe Turkish content will be present the growth we’ve experience in recent tithrough broadcasters in the region, compemes, taking our productions to more screens ting on the same level with Latin productions in this part of the world, to new clients and audiences that demand new, diverse content,” and local adaptations,” he said. he added in the days prior to the 2013 NatCaracol Televisión has presented several hit prope Budapest. Caracol Televisión currently has ductions in the past few years, with high-quality signed deals with partners in Poland, Russia, production and international success, such as Hungary, Rumania, Serbia, Croatia, Albany, the world phenomenon that is ‘Pablo Escobar, the Kosovo, the Ukraine and Georgia. “Taped Drug Lord’ (63 x 60’). For this year, the company content is still the main part of our sales,” he will present its latest productions and projects at said. “But we see demand for adaptations is Natpe Budapest. The list of titles includes ‘The Voigrowing, especially for our entertainment force of Freedom, Helenita Vargas’ (60 x 60’), an attracmats which are scoring excellent results.” he current state of Colombian producer and distributor Caracol Televisión’s distribution business across Eastern Europe can be described as “expanding.”

Football Dreams: A World of Passion Series

Roberto Corrente, Sales Executive, Caracol Televisión

DEMAND FOR DIGITAL CONTENT Roberto Corrente believes a clear trend taking over the industry and shaping the events’ agendas is the rise of the digital platforms. “As I see it, the trend that will continue to grow stronger in 2013 is the increasing demand for content designed for new platforms; a trend generated by the recent technological advances,” he said and added: “Even when TV as we know it is still the leader, the unstoppable growth shown by new platforms and windows will continue to be the main topic of 2013.” tive series with high budgets that tells the story of a woman who was searching for her freedom in a male-driven culture (late 50s) and found a way to express herself through country songs, defeating all odds, starting a family, achieving success and the dream she had as a child. “A story full of music and love, shot in the most amazing Colombian sceneries that will definitely appeal to several markets,” Corrente said. The company will also present ‘Football Dreams: A World of Passion’ (60 x 60’), another big series that takes viewers on a journey through the world of soccer. “An absolutely global story told through the lives of four emblematic players from the Colombian soccer team: Carlos Valderrama, Freddy Rincón, René Higuita and Faustino Asprilla,” he said. The series was shot on location, recreating the lives of these players with a dash of fiction, showing their triumphs, sacrifices, disappointments and accomplishments both on and off the playing field. Lastly, the distributor will show its super production ‘The Lord of the Skies’ (65 x 60’), a co-production with Telemundo that follows Aurelio Casillas as he becomes the biggest drug-dealer in Mexico in the 90s. ttv Television and Entertainment Business News The #1 source in Latin American markets (Google Analytics - June 2013)

NY Upfronts

Spring Cleaning in

TV Land Coming from a disappointing TV season that will see only 10 of its 37 new shows renewed, the US broadcast networks have filled their Fall schedules with new series, for a combined total of 53 titles, with a double dose of dramas and strong emphasis on family comedies.

By Carolina Mussio Twitter: @carolinamussio



pfronts Week 2013 in New York City has come and gone, leaving behind a picture of what the 2013-14 TV season will look like after the US broadcast networks presented their new schedules for the Fall. This time, after a season that saw ratings drop across most demos, all channels seem to be abiding by the old saying: “Out with the old and in with the new.” This time around, 53 new scripted series were ordered, including 30 new dramas which doubles last year’s total, and 23 comedies, 15 of which are family focused. Out of the total, 31 shows will launch in the fall and 20 will be held for midseason berths. While comedy is a top priority for CBS, Fox doubled its drama orders, NBC turned its schedule nearly inside out with only two returning comedies and ABC is making a notable effort to court male viewers through a comic book adaptation and sci-fi projects. Moreover, CBS brought back 20 returning shows for the Fall

season, while ABC and Fox each brought back 13 series, and NBC and The CW following with nine and five, respectively. Here’s the play by play on what each of the big US networks have in store for the 2013-14 season: NBC: RENOVATION. Following its yearly tradition, NBC was the first of the big four to host its Upfront presentation in NYC. The network made its best effort to wow viewers and advertisers with its trailers and new titles, which mount up to 14 new series, featuring comedies and dramas. The presentation was made by NBC head of Entertainment, Robert Greenblatt, who described the last TV season as “a bit of a rollercoaster season” for the network, in reference to the up-and-down ratings. Greenblatt also gave a shout out to Jay Leno, who’s leaving ‘The Tonight Show’ to be replaced by Jimmy Fallon, whose place at the ‘Late Night Show’ will be taken by SNL’s Seth Meyers.

ABC: STRATEGY CHANGE. ABC announced 12 new series, 11 cancellations, 11 returning shows and overall a renewed lineup that seeks to improve last season’s ratings. According to Nielsen’s latest numbers, if the Disney network doesn’t make any drastic changes, it’s forecast to end up fourth in the 18-49 demo -the most important for advertisersand is therefore changing its strategy this year. In this sense, head of Entertainment Paul Lee said this season its shows will be divided in two 12-episode slots, with a break in the summer filled with limited series. “We’re bringing a lot of innovation to scheduling this year. We’re going to do quality launches throughout the season, away from the clutter of the fall,” Lee said.

“A total of 53 new scripted series were ordered for the 2013-24 TV season, including 30 new dramas and 23 comedies.”

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CBS: IF IT AIN’T BROKE, DON’T FIX IT. The undisputed leader as far as ratings go and landing number 1 in the 18-49 demo for the first time in 20 seasons, CBS had the most laid back Upfront, presenting the lowest amount of changes and new titles. The network arrived at its presentation with 15 returning series, just 6 cancellations and only 8 new titles; three of which are destined for midseason. On a surpri-

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sing note, four of its six series cancelled were introduced at last year’s Upfront, with just one new series coming back this season: ‘Elementary’. This year, the network is clearly attempting to improve its aim and remain a strong leader. As far as its programming goes, the network will feature comedy blocks on Mondays and Thursdays, returning series on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays, and leave Saturdays for reruns. ttv

COMPLETE LINEUPS NBC Renewed Series: ‘Chicago Fire’, ‘Grimm’, ‘Law & Order: SVU’, ‘Parenthood’, ‘Revolution’, ‘Parks and Recreation’, and ‘Community’.

In addition, ‘Dancing with the Stars’ will air only once a week on Mondays; Tuesdays will be completely renovated with four premieres and a new format called ‘The Quest’, featuring a Lord of the Rings-type set and innovative competitions.

New Comedies: ‘The Michael J. Fox Show’, ‘About a Boy’, ‘Sean Saves the World’, ‘The Family Guide’ and ‘Undateable’. New Dramas: ‘Believe’, ‘Crisis’, ‘Ironside’, ‘The Blacklist’, ‘The Night Shift’, ‘Dracula’, ‘Chicago P.D.’ and ‘Crossbones’.

FOX Renewed Series: ‘American Dad’, ‘Bob’s Burgers’, ‘Bones’, ‘Family Guy’, ‘The Following’, ‘Glee’, ‘The Mindy Project’, ‘New Girl’, ‘Raising Hope’ and ‘The Simpsons’. Cancelled Series: ‘Touch’, ‘Ben & Kate’, ‘Fringe’, ‘The Mob Doctor’ and ‘The Cleveland Show’. New Comedies: ‘Dads’, ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’, ‘Enlisted’, ‘Us & Them’, ‘Surviving Jack’ and ‘Murder Police’. New Dramas: ‘Almost Human’, ‘Gang Related’, ‘Sleepy Hollow’, ‘Rake’ and ‘Wayward Pines’.



Renewed Series: ‘Castle’, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, ‘Last Man Standing’, ‘The Middle’, ‘Modern Family’, ‘Nashville’, ‘The Neighbors’, ‘Once Upon a Time’, ‘Revenge’, ‘Scandal’ and ‘Suburgatory’.

Renewed Series: ‘Blue Bloods’, ‘CSI’, ‘How I Met Your Mother’, ‘The Mentalist’, ‘Mike & Molly’, ‘NCIS’, ‘NCIS: LA’, ‘Hawaii Five-0’, ‘Person of Interest’, ‘The Good Wife’, ‘2 Broke Girls’, ‘Criminal Minds’, ‘The Big Bang Theory’, ‘Two and a Half Men’ and ‘Elementary’.

Cancelled Series: ‘666 Park Avenue’,’Body of Proof’, ‘Don’t Trust the B— in Apartment 23’, ‘Family Tools’, ‘Happy Endings’, ‘How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)’, ‘Last Resort’, ‘Malibu Country’, ‘Private Practice’, ‘Red Widow’ and ‘Zero Hour’. New Comedies: ‘Back in the Game’, ‘Trophy Wife’, ‘The Goldbergs’, ‘Mixology’ and ‘Super Fun Night’.

Series Cancelled: ‘CSI: NY’, ‘Golden Boy’, ‘Made in Jersey’, ‘Partners’, ‘Vegas’ and ‘Rules of EngagemenT’. New Comedies: ‘Mom’, ‘The Millers’, ‘We are men’, ‘The Crazy Ones’ and ‘Friends with better lives’. New Dramas: ‘Hostages’, ‘Intelligence’ and ‘Reckless’.


FOX: EVENT SERIES. Hosted by its chief of Entertainment Kevin Reilly, Fox’s Upfront stood out from the rest as it presented a clear focus on event series, shorter than the traditional 24-episode seasons seen on pay TV. In this sense, the network announced the “resurrection” of its hit series ‘24’, which will return with 12 new episodes as a limited series. If this succeeds, a new trend featuring shorter series with limited plots may surge on broadcast TV. “We are breaking down the notion of a fall season,” said Kevin Reilly in regard to this new strategy, which will allow the network to premiere new titles year-round, not just in September and January. The new strategy comes after a disappointing season for Fox, which saw its ratings decrease both for ‘American Idol’ and ‘The X Factor’, which will still be present in Fox’s schedule this year.

Cancelled Series: ‘30 Rock’, ‘The Office’, ‘Animal Practice’, ‘Do No Harm’, ‘Deception’, ‘1600 Penn’, ‘Guys With Kids’, ‘The New Normal’, ‘Smash’, ‘Up All Night’, ‘Whitney’ and ‘Go On’.

New Dramas: ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’, ‘Betrayal’, ‘Killer Women’, ‘Lucky 7’, ‘Mind Games’, ‘Once Upon a Time in Wonderland’ and ‘Resurrection’.

A Cultural Exchange Venevision International sees Europe and Asia as familiar ground. For several years now, the company has distributed its content in these markets, and this year it also signed a deal with an important Asian digital platform. Por Valentina Vinaja

César Díaz,

VP International Sales, Venevision International

Twitter: @vvinaja


n his interview with ttv, César Díaz, Sales of Gustavo Cisneros (President of the Board VP at Venevision International, spoke at Cisneros Group),” he said and added: “I’m about the appealing business opportusure we’ll continue to reap the benefits from nities presented by Europe, the Middle this collaboration with CCTV in the near fuEast and Asia, and shared details ture; a relationship that goes beyond on the long-term relationship the business: it’s more of a cultural excompany has with some of the change between our regions.” “I see a regions’ most important players. world of THE MIDDLE EAST. As far as the Middle Eastern market goes, opportunity For starters, Díaz highlighted Venevision International has Venevision’s most recent deals: in the Middle very high expectations, espe“So far this year, we’ve signed East.” cially considering the evolution important agreements such the market’s seen in the past few as the sale of several exclusive years. “I see a world of opportunity in telenovelas -dubbed in Englishthe Middle East. We are confident our varied to Asia’s new OTT platform, Viki. Also in Asia, catalog of programs will spark great interest we’ve made sales in China, Vietnam, Japan and from TV networks and other platforms in the Mongolia for a special edition of the globally region,” he said. successful telenovela ‘Eva Luna’,” he said. In this sense, the deal signed this year with China Central Television (CCTV) for the broadcasting rights to the Hispanic version of the documentary ‘China’s Mega Projects’ is clearly one of the most important ones: “Our relationship with CCTV in China goes back almost ten years, thanks to the great vision Lucia’s Secrets Telenovela

For this edition of Natpe Budapest, the company will take a strong catalog of telenovelas from Venevision Productions, in addition to realities and sports series. Díaz also said the company is focused on increasing the distribution of third-party content, to complement its catalog and have even more diversity. “We hope there will be a good attendance from buyers in the region to show them our internationally successful

products,” he said. “Our expectations are high. We expect wide attendance from buyers seeking to acquire hit products. That’s where we want to be.” ttv

THE CATALOG. In regard to the company’s content catalog for this year’s Natpe Budapest, Díaz said: “This year we are taking several titles to the tradeshow; starting with ‘Lucia’s Secrets’, a 75-episode action series starring Irán Castillo and Juan Pablo Raba. As for our classic telenovelas, we have ‘Rosario’, with Guy Ecker, Itahisa Machado and Lorena Rojas; ‘Válgame Dios’, a fun telenovela starring Sabrina Seara, Eduardo Orozco and Ricardo Álamo; and the teen series ‘My Life In Sayulita‘. We´ll also be presenting -ahead of the soccer-filled year that´s coming- ‘Inside Football‘, a sports series that shows data and information from the world of soccer, from the creation of new stadiums to technological advances and how they´re affecting the game, as well as the sport´s superstars. Inside Football Sports Series

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A Year of


With the launch of Novovision Canada and the first show produced in an Arabian country, the company, leader in comedy clips, is experiencing a 2013 that will go down in history as a year of growth, expansion and consolidation.

François-Xavier Poirier,

By Josefina Mezzera Twitter: @jmezzera

Pop Toon Toons

President, Novovision

complementarities between Novovision and her. She was looking for new challenges and we were in the process of expanding internationally so our association became almost obvious: we have the same way of considering this business,” Poirier explained. And this deal means a lot more for the company: “This is the first time that Novovision creates a joint-venture so you can imagine how strategic it is,” he said. “Nathalie Bourdon and Novovision were meant to work together.”


done good business in several Middle Eastern resent in every major tradeshow in countries, such as Egypt, Lebanon, U.A.E, Iraq, the international agenda (around 15 Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Israel.” each year), Novovision believes this commitment has always been On top of promoting their new ‘Pop very strategic for the comToon’ and ‘Junior Hidden Camera’ pany. “This is one of the most privi“The gags we are shows, which were launched in leged ways to meet our clients currently shooting Cannes in April, Novovision is and present our different shows in Morocco will be present in Budapest with several and programmes,” president particularly adapted new projects: “The gags we are François-Xavier Poirier said to to commercial currently shooting in Morocco ttv. exploitation in will be particularly adapted to all Middle East countries.” commercial exploitation in all After attending Natpe Miami, Middle East countries,” the execuWCM Prague, Discop Istanbul, tive said. Kidscreen, Miptv, Apex Lisbon and LA Screenings so far in 2013, the French NEW DIMENSIONS. Novovision also made a company is present in Natpe Budapest to big announcement at the past Miptv: after joincontinue strengthening the partnerships ing forces with Nathalie Bourdon, former sales diwith its clients and showcase its newest titles rector of Canadian producer Just For Laugh, the to buyers from the Middle East region. company officially launched Novovision Canada. “Middle East has always been a very important “Nathalie Bourdon has 25 years of experiregion for us thanks to our content’s internaence in this domain and there are lots of tional appeal,” Poirier said. “So far, we have

This new venture comes on the heels of the agreement signed with 2M, the second public channel of Morocco, which is currently producing a show called ‘Al Camera al Majnouna’ that will be broadcast in July, everyday at 9:45 PM for the whole Ramadan month. “For the first time in its history, Novovision is producing a show in an Arabian country,” Poirier concluded.. ttv Junior Hidden Camera Hidden camera



As the distribution arm of Sparks Network, Eccho Rights represents 30 leading independent producers and broadcasters, maximizing the revenues of the rights it works with. Its Managing Director Fredrik af Malmborg, explains how the company continues to grow under its motto to promote creativity worldwide.

Fredrik af Malmborg, Managing Director of Eccho Rights

By Carolina Mussio Twitter: @carolinamussio


from the distributor of rights when Eccho hen Swedish producers NicRights was created, as a team of 10 people ola Söderlund and Fredrik af “that completely focuses on maximizing Malmborg set out to create the revenues of the rights that we repreSparks Networks back in 2004, sent,” with the target to “empower they had one clear goal independent creators with a world in mind: to empower creativity class distribution organization,” worldwide. True to this motto, the “Eccho Rights’ Fredrik af Malmborg, Managing network has helped independent target is to empower Director of Eccho Rights, explaiproducers find new business opindependent ned to ttv. portunities and gain access to creators with a world class the international marketplace, distribution “As an independent produgrowing systematically to beorganization.” cer, you miss something when come a global formats alliance you are not a part of a big supepresent in over 100 countries rindie: have access to an internawith offices in Stockholm and tional format catalogue and research and Hong Kong. co-development partners,” he said. “We fill those needs for the members and there The growth brought on a new structure for are today some 25 members worldwide.” the network, which was divided a year ago

Within Sparks, the companies have a firstlook deal under certain conditions to option each other’s formats. In addition, all members also get together for development work, research and pitching a few times per year in meetings around the globe. “We work a lot with co-productions and have a number of cases per year where a development project gets commissioned for series outside of the country where the original format was created,” he said, and added: “The target is to transfer knowledge and bench mark developments.”

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As the executive explained, Eccho Rights represents the ready-mades and format rights of Sparks’ members, with the plan to make Sparks a global leader in creating and distributing content and formats. ttv

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Formats are the Present With José Luis Romero and Eduardo Clemesha in charge of format creation, development and sales, the Mexican giant now adds format development and distribution from Europe, thanks to the new joint venture with Spanish prodco La Competencia.

Ricardo Ehrsam,

By Rodrigo Ros

General Manager for Europe and Asia, Televisa Internacional

Twitter: @rodrigo__ros

of the producer and choose innovative formats, in Latin America negotiations are managed more prudently. That’s why we’re waiting for the formats to premiere in Mexico or Europe.” The long-term goal is to replicate this kind of agreements, aiming to create a network of international production companies that allow the development of innovative formats for the local and international market.


he agreement consists of creating and distributing new entertainment formats for the European market, but aiming to generate a format library for Televisa to exploit internationally. Thus the joint venture is born with four new formats: ‘Pueden con 100’, ‘The Dating Office’, ‘Apalabrados’ and ‘Mira Quién Pregunta’.

This alliance is very fruitful for both companies, since now the production company specialized in the creation of formats will be able to step in the Spanish market, whereas the Mexican group will also secure its presence in Spain and start developing and distributing new formats.

“We already have several agreements to close. We’re about to sign ‘Pueden con 100’ in France, Denmark, Italy and it will soon The agreement was closed at the beginpremiere in Mexico. Meanwhile, ning of the year, but it wasn’t an‘Apalabrados’ is just about to be nounced until May during the LA “Differently closed in Spain; ‘Dating Office’ Screenings 2013 in the US, where from what happens was snagged in France and ttv had the chance to spoke to in Europe, where the we are still in talks for ‘Mira Ricardo Ehrsam, General Mananetworks tend to rely quien pregunta’,” he stated. on the experience of the ger for Europe and Asia, Televiproducer and choose sa Internacional, about it. innovative formats, Likewise, Ehrsam assured in Latin America that during the LA ScreeThe process, he said, took senegotiations are ning 2013, several Latin veral months of negotiations, managed more American executives showed including the presentation of prudently.” their interest on these formats, two of these formats in The even though the regional landscaWit’s conference during this pe is different: year’s Miptv in Cannes, France. “This operation complements what we are already suc“Differently from what happens in Europe, whecessfully doing in Mexico,” Ehrsam affirmed. re the networks tend to rely on the experience

EVERY CRISIS BRINGS OPPORTUNITIES. Currently, there’s a notorious growth in the demand for entertainment formats in Europe. The reason? On the one hand, according to Ehrsam, “it’s a direct consequence of the economic crisis, since due to a matter of high costs, the networks are abandoning the production of fiction, turning to the production of live entertainment formats instead.” And on the other hand, “the truth is that format producers have reached a really high development level, with extremely creative, innovative and cost-effective ideas,” he concluded. ttv Television and Entertainment Business News The #1 source in Latin American markets (Google Analytics - June 2013)



Meets the Buyers Anticipating the screenings to be HOSTED in Budapest by the Hollywood majors, ttv gives an account of their screenings for the Latin American buyers in Los Angeles back in May 2013.

By ttvnews

The team of Disney Media Distribution Latin America at the LA Screenings 2013.

Twitter: @ttvnews



ven though a lot was revealed in the New York upfronts, where the big US networks presented their full programming lineup for the Fall season; ttv was present in the LA Screenings 2013, where Hollywood studios hosted special content marathons for key Latin American Programming and Acquisition executives, both from free TV and pay TV. A good opportunity to check out a scenario that will probably be similar to Budapest’s.

Along with its series, Lionsgate offered a long list of realities, such as ‘Family Trade’ for GSN, ‘Flea Market Flip’ for HGTV, ‘Nail Files’ for TVGN, ‘That Sex Show’ for Logo TV, ‘Tequila Sisters’ for TVGN. In addition, the studio presented its sitcom ‘Saint George’ and a research documentary called ‘TWA Flight 800’.

SERIES, REALITIES, DOCS. First up was Lionsgate on May 16 at the Landmark Theater in Los Angeles, the same venue it chose last year. In front of 150+ buyers, the studio presented several series, including ‘Orange Is the New Black’, which is scheduled to debut on Netflix this July.

CBS. CBS Studios International hosted its official screenings on May 18, presenting a marathon of series which began at 9:30AM and lasted until 5:00PM. This year, the studio welcomed several buyers from Latin America and Asia, along with programming and acquisition executives for a total of 400 guests.

Several executives interviewed by ttv said most of CBS’ productions will do great on pay TV channels in Latin America, such as ‘Ray Donovan’, which was already acquired by HBO Latin America Group, as explained by Luis Peraza, VP of acquisitions and original production.

The company also presented ‘Satisfaction’, a ‘Friends‘-type comedy set to debut on CTV in Canada; and ‘Chasing Life’ -adapted from Televisa’s ‘Terminales’- for ABC Family.

This year’s lineup featured series such as ‘We Are Men’, a comedy directed by Rob Greenberg; a drama series called ‘Reckles’ by Catherine Hardwicke; a sci-fi series entitled ‘Star-

Meanwhile, Andrés Badra, recently named GM of Frecuencia Latina in Peru, said the titles are good, yet they’re getting more and more expensive: “What happens is movies have lost value on broadcast TV. Before you used to pay

In the afternoon as Paramount, Ledafilms and Viacom International Media Network -in that order- hosted their own presentations. This time, the press was denied access to the screenings.

Crossed’, directed by Gary Fleder; ‘Reign’, a story set in the middle ages; and new sitcom called ‘The Millers’ by Greg García, which certainly caught people’s attention. Following a traditional lunch where attendees could take pictures with the stars of these series, the company presented its sci-fi show ‘Under The Dome’ -another one of its main productions-, along with a criminal investigation series called ‘King & Maxwell’ and ‘Ray Donovan’, starring Live Schreiber.

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high prices for blockbusters and then a small amount more for series that eventually you didn’t schedule. Nowadays, blockbusters have lost value due to pay TV and new platforms, so those series now cost more than they used to.” In agreement with this explanation were Walter Sequeira from Argentina’s Artear and Eugenio restano from Teledoce in Uruguay, also present at the event.

Finally, on May 22, the LA Screenings ended with Disney Media Distribution Latin America’s presentation, hosted at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank. As to be expected, the studio’s screenings welcomed close to 300 buyers from Latin America, who witnessed the presentation made by Fernando Barbosa, SVP Disney Media Distribution and Production Latin America.

Buyers intervewed by ttv at the event agreed Fox’s thriller ‘Crisis’, its drama series ‘Gang Related’ and the supernatural title ‘Sleepy Hollow’ where all atop the list of titles.

In this sense, Disney Media Distribution Latin America presented three full pilots for the first time to showcase its highly anticipated series ‘Betrayal’, ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ and ‘Resurrection’.

The studio also presented its comedies ‘Dads’, ‘Enlisted’ and ‘Friends with Better Lives’; the dramas ‘Mind Games’ and ‘Witches of the East End’; and an animated comedy called ‘Murder Police’; while also confirming the return of se-

In addition, the screening also proved the importance of the Disney brand, which has a notable portfolio of major productions and blockbusters from Marvel Entertainment, Lucasfilm, DreamWorks Animation and Pixar. ttv

THE BUDAPEST SCREENINGS When a few years ago the Hollywood studios decided it was a good idea to replicate their traditional screenings in Budapest, taking advantage of the popularity of the former Discop East among Eastern European buyers, the movement generated polemic among independent distributors. Indeed, buyers disappeared from the Sofitel’s lobby and suites at the time of the screenings. When Natpe bought Discop from Basic Lead to create Natpe Budapest, that was one of the main issues to solve, starting in 2012 by trying to bring about harmony between indies and majors. Looking for a definite solution, this year the Screenings from Warner, CBS, NBCU and Disney will take place on Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 June, previously to Natpe Budapest.


AND THE LIST IS COMPLETE. On Friday, May 17 it was 20th Century Fox Television Distribution’s turn to step in the screening show, hosted at the Century City studios.

veral series like ‘24’, ‘How I Met Your Mother’, ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ and ‘Malcom In The Middle’.

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The many super productions surging from Record TV Network have already begun to pay off: its series ‘King David’ registered excellent ratings on US network MundoFox and increased viewership notably on the Hispanic network’s primetime. ‘Joseph from Egypt’ is expected to do even better. By Sebastian Amoroso Twitter: @sebamoroso


roduced by Record TV Network in Brazil as one of its many epic series, ‘King David’ has had an excellent performance on US broadcaster MundoFox’s primetime. Since its premiere on April 29, the network increased its ratings by 300% in the US Hispanic market, and became one of its highest rated titles.

Delmar Andrade, head of International Sales at Record TV Network spoke to ttv about this epic adventure. “Fortunately, we closed this deal with MundoFox and the network registered amazing numbers,” he said. “There was notable growth in the 8:00 PM timeslot, Mondays through Fridays, with ratings 320% higher than a week before the premiere.”

Head of International Sales, Record TV Network

success of this product that was based on the true stories in the Bible. And now we see this is truly the right path. The TV market these days turns to these epic stories to see how history played out, and see the extraordinary events that happened during King David’s time.”

And the market’s response came sooner than later: “with this impact, the demand for our products “We decided really grew, and during the LA to pay special Screenings we had visits from attention to the people we hadn’t scheduled. epic series as far as Clients came up to our suite details and providing searching for our product and the highest quality productions to our asking if it was available in audience.” English, and when MundoFox’s window ended,” he said.

“It came as quite the surprise for us, something to be happy about because of the recognition ‘King David’ received from the audience; a series we produced with great love and care,” he explained. “This is the jewel in the crown of the

Delmar Andrade,

The interesting thing is Record TV Network already has four major series based on the Bible. “We started with a first story based on Queen Esther and then moved to ‘Samson and Delilah’. And then we decided to do something even more extraordinary such as ‘King David’ with its 30 episodes,” he said. Joseph from Egypt Series

To get a feel of the size of this super-production, it’s worth looking at some of the numbers. The series ‘King David’ had a budget of US$36 million (30, 60-minute episodes), and involved more than 2300 people during 95 days of production. Filming was done on location and RecNov’s sets in Brazil. NEW, OLD STORY. Record is currently producing the fourth epic series in its list, ‘Joseph from Egypt’, shot in Israel and the Atacama Desert in Chile. “We decided to pay special attention to the epic series as far as the attention to detail and providing the highest quality productions to our audience as far as costume, location, historic accuracy, sets, etc.” In this sense, ‘Joseph from Egypt’ is already being offered to the international market: “This couldn’t be a better time for us; we conquered the market in an extraordinary way,” he concluded. ttv King David Series

Collaborating with the Digital Ecosystem After his keynote at the Brazil TV Forum, BBC Worldwide’s Daniel Heaf spoke to ttv about TV delivered over IP and the extinction of content windows. “In digital video, I don’t think we got the consumer proposition right,” he said. By Sebastian Torterola Twitter: @storterola

Daniel Heaf, EVP Digital BBC Worldwide


What is BBC’s experience on producing original content for digital? We’re producing original content for YouTube, and we

If you are a content producer, you want to preserve the value of a unit of content, and the most successful digital equivalent in my mind is what Amazon has done with the Kindle. People love the idea of being able to download any book at any point; they find the price compelling, even though it’s not that different from a paperback, and there’s enormous advance in just having it on the Kindle. In digital video, I don’t think we got the consumer proposition right: how can I download something, share it with my friends and make it work on every device? If we are going to find the equivalent of DVD, we have to answer that. UltraViolet is maybe part of that answer, but not the whole answer yet. ttv Viva Forever Entertainment


aniel Heaf, EVP Digital at BBC think of it as an incredibly important platWorldwide, closed the first day form that’s also very unique: they have a of the Brazil TV Forum with a rich unique audience, who are interested in getpresentation full of trends, figures ting certain kind of content in a certain way. and appealing concepts. “The It’s been an incredible experience to be part Holy Grail of advertising is on mobile phones; of that original content commission. We have we just have to figure it out,” was one of the learned so much about how to manage our phrases he threw at an avid Brazilian audichannels on YouTube, but also culturence in São Paulo. ttv caught up with ally, about the types of content we him after his keynote to review some will have to learn how to make for of the ideas he exposed. digital platforms in the future. “The Holy Grail How do we go from traditional of advertising In general terms, how do you broadcasters producing longis on mobile imagine TV in the future? I’m form content to producing a phones; we just very confident that TV will be dehigh volume of content over a have to figure livered over IP in decades to come. short period of time which colit out.” We all can see the macro technolaborates with an ecosystem? logical trends in terms of the rights We still have a lot to learn. of connected devices, the number of people online, the speed of growth of those What possible business models do you elements in emerging markets… these are all see for mobile content? My preferred factors that lead me to believe this is inevitable. business model in that regard has less to do with mobile or set-top-boxes and more You also said windows for content as we see with trying to find a compelling ownerthem now are unlikely to remain. Audiences ship digital model. At the moment there is will have to be participatory in the way they sort, definitely a trend towards SVOD offerings. rate and share content, and it’s going to be hard Kangaroo Dundee to do that if content is only available in certain Series windows or certain places. Audiences will need to find places where they can go to understand what the content is and to provide those recommendations to their friends or their networks. And you can see it works in certain platforms. Particularly in Amazon, and they don’t take their products on and off; they leave them up there, and it’s available under a single global URL that people can understand, review and find what they’re looking for. That’s probably where ultimately broadcast has to go, although it’s going to be challenging to find the business models that allow us to get there in the end.



264.55 million

US$ 50 Million Audiovisual Hub

mobile phone lines are active in Brazil as of April 2013, says Anatel.

84.1 million

Dollars were grossed by ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ during its four-day opening.

1.1 billion

dollars will be paid by Yahoo! to acquire Tumblr, says The Wall Street Journal.

89.3 million

Rio to Build

Amidst the countdown for the next 2016 Summer Olympics, Rio de Janeiro’s secretary of Culture and president of local audiovisual fund RioFilme, Sérgio Sá Leitão, confirmed the construction of an ambitious audiovisual hub in that city. The announcement was made this weekend during the Cannes Film Festival, and the call for proposals will be made official next July. The studios should be ready two years after, before the beginning of the Olympic Games. According to Sá Leitão, the “Polo Audiovisual” will be located in the Carioca neighborhood of Barra da Tijuca. Its total size will be of around 27.871 m2, featuring 14 studios, offices and production and post-production facilities. Total investment will reach US$ 50 million.


Banijay’s ‘Opposite Worlds’ Expand Internationally

Content distributor Banijay International has licensed the hit Chilean format ‘Opposite Worlds’ to Turkey and Croatia and has optioned the reality ‘Sensation’ in the Middle East. In Turkey, the 14 week series will air on the popular nationwide channel ATV as well as its international channel ATV Europa. The series is already in preproduction and will launch to Turkish audiences later this year. CME Group Channel, Nova Croatia, will air its own series of ‘Opposite Worlds’ which will be produced by MediaPro in Croatia. Banijay International has also optioned Opposite Worlds for the entire MENA region to leading Middle East producer Imagic Productions. In addition, Banijay International is lining up pre-sales for the US version of the series, which will launch on SyFy in early 2014.

dollars was grossed worldwide by ‘Disney-Marvel’s Iron Man 3’ in its third weekend.


of TV households worldwide will watch shows in HD by 2017, says Informa Telecoms & Media.



of tablet users look up information on an advertiser product while they watch TV, says Nielsen.

Sergio Sá Leitão, president of RioFilme Photo: Marcelo Kahn


Yahoo! Goes After Hulu After a month of meetings and negotiations with possible buyers, Hulu seems to have found a potential suitor. According to a report from AllThingsD, the premium video service has received a US$600 million to US$800 million bid from Yahoo!. The wide range is based on a variety of possible deals, which depend on the licensing rights and how much control Hulu’s programming partners will have on their content. AllThingD also reported Yahoo! is eyeing two other important acquisitions: one for a mobile company and another for communications company. The deals come after Yahoo bought the blogging site Tumblr, and presumably are all part of its CEO Marissa Mayer’s intentions to revive the company’s online video business.

Double Divas

Castles and Places of Europe


A+E Networks

ARTE France

ALL3MEDIA International


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Jo Lovell, Director, Content Sales, EMEA

Sworn to Silence (Movies - 1 x 120’)

In the rural town of Painters Mill, Ohio, a series of brutal murders shattered the peaceful farming community. Kate Burkholder (Campbell), a young Amish girl, survived the terror, but realized then she didn’t belong with the Amish. After years of big-city law enforcement experience, Kate has been asked to return to Painters Mill as Chief of Police. She’s certain she’s come to terms with her past – until the first body is discovered in a snowy field. Kate vows to stop the killer before he strikes again. But to do so, she must betray both her family and her Amish past while exposing a dark secret that could destroy her.

Adela Velasco, Sales Europe and Asia



Stephen Driscoll, SVP International Sales

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Cedric Hazard, Head of International Distribution

Model Employee

(Entertainment – 8 x 1 hr. & Format)

(Entertainment - 14 x 30’) ‘Double Divas’ offers an eye-opening peek into the world of intimate apparel at Atlanta’s renowned boutique LiviRae Lingerie, where the motto is: “No bust too big or small. We fit them all!” Boasting a hilariously unfiltered cast exuding Southern charm and hospitality, the series follows LiviRae owners Molly Hopkins and Cynthia Richards as they display their natural talent helping women with any and all intimate apparel needs. Molly, who has the habit of acting as therapist to her customers, is on a mission to get women in to the right size bras…one cup at a time. Cynthia, LiviRae’s chief designer, brings her creative vision to life by designing sexy and sometimes quirky garments, giving customers an array of selections to spice up their lives. In one episode, these Thomas Edisons of lingerie create a giant bra for a special client, while a whole gospel choir gets treated to a custom bra fitting.

Sabrina Duguet, VP International Format Sales


Double Divas


Model Employee


Sensitive and tantrum-prone Supermodels compete for their dream contract, but they’ll have to get their hands dirty if they want to win!

No other part of the world boasts as many castles and palaces as Europe. A breath-taking aerial view leads us through the Loire Valley in France, to southern Germany, the southeast of England, the Piedmont in Italy and along the coast of Portugal.

Day & Night, Just Help Me! Cases of Doubt etc…

(Discovery – 5 x 52’ – 2012 – HD)


No official biography has ever been published, and the most eccentric figure in the world of fashion has always been discreet about his personal life. This is the film in which Karl Lagerfeld draws his life.


(Gastronomy – 5 x 52’ – 2013 – HD) 5 markets, 5 complex systems that play a crucial role in their city: Barcelona, Budapest, Vienna, Lyon and Turin. They all have a vast belly: the city food market that nourishes a large part of their population.


(Children – 10 x 13’ – 2012 – HD) The perfect documentary series for inquisitive boys and girls ages 5 to 16 years. ‘GEOlino’ follows in the footsteps of its big sister programme 360° - GEO Reportage. It portrays the daily lives of outstanding children and tells fascinating animal stories.

(Factual Entertainment/Format/Constructed Reality Slate) Proving that life is often far stranger than fiction, Filmpool’s Constructed Reality formats are true-to-life and high in drama, from the urban fun of Day & Night, to the domestic trials of Just Help Me!

Supermarket Superstar

(Factual Entertainment – 10 x 1 hr. & Format) Budding chefs have the chance to take their home-spun recipes to a panel of experts who will decide whether they deserve a space on the aisles.

Midsomer Murders series 16 (Drama – 95 x 2 hr.)

The unusually lethal yet outwardly civilised and charming English countryside and its inhabitants continue to fascinate in this iconic detective drama.

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries series 2 (Drama – 13 x 1 hr.)

The Honorable Miss Phryne Fisher sashays through the back streets and jazz clubs of the 1920’s, fighting injustice with her pearl-handled pistol and dagger sharp wit.


(Drama - 120 X 60’) The last words of Socorro, the woman who took care of Valeria since she was born, are that she is not her real mother - her real mother is a woman named Dulce Maria Rios. With only this information to go by, Valeria promises herself she will find her. What she never imagines is that her rival and the woman she fights for Sebastian’s love is the same woman she has been looking for all these years… her mother.

Timeless Love (Drama – 120 x 60’)

Paula Duarte has been married to Rogelio Bermudez for 22 years, a marriage that has been full of more downs than ups. Paula met Rogelio at university during a difficult time in her life. She had lost her father and her boyfriend, Alejandro Monroy who had suggested they take a “break” so he could study abroad. It’s now that Paula and Alejandro meet again. Our star-crossed couple will have to overcome all manner of obstacles and intrigues in their search for happiness, a search that will require them to put their ill-timed past behind them.

Confessions from the Beyond (Drama – 13 x 60’)

Ghostly presences, spectral revelations, unexplained phenomena and terrifying happenings...! These are just some of the hair-raising experiences that several famous personalities have lived through and now talk about for the first time on... ‘Confessions From The Beyond’ - a program of true-life stories about the supernatural told by popular celebrities who challenged the unknown and confronted their deepest fears.

Dream Builders

Football Dreams: A World of Passion

The Millers

Senior Year

Banijay International

Caracol Televisión



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Dream Builders

(Factual Entertainment/Format) This uplifting and emotional format brings real change to the community as our host sets out to find out what life is really like for the homeless, and then to help them to turn their lives around. First he spends some time sleeping rough on the streets, meeting people who have fallen on hard times and learning about the reality of their lives. Then he takes a group of seven homeless and helps them in the task of renovating an empty building and turning it into a home for themselves. It won’t be smooth sailing – drug addiction, poor mental and physical health, criminal impulses and past traumas haunt these people and may steer them off course as they try to master new skills, learn to function socially and prepare to take responsibility for themselves. Six months after the successful completion of the project the host revisits the house, to find out the progress its inhabitants have made.

Stars in Danger: The High Dive (Entertainment/Format)

The entertainment phenomenon that literally takes it to the next level! Brave celebrities take on the challenge of their lives as they compete in a truly frightening and dangerous discipline: Diving. The stars are introduced through reality segments as they undergo intense training with a top diver. Then, on set at a large swimming pool and in front of a huge live audience, they’ll undertake a range of different dives: High diving, hand stands, summersaults, backwards jumps, even synchronized dives. The crowd roars, pool-side hosts lead proceedings and expert judges award points for each dive. Only one star will be the winner. Licensed to over 12 countries, this format phenomenon is making waves around the world.

Football Dreams: A World of Passion


Is a tour around the entrancing world of football and the hectic lives of four emblematic players from the Colombian National Football Team: Carlos Valderrama, Freddy Rincón, René Higuita and Faustino Asprilla. A production with a fiction touch that recreates true facts, sacrifices, disappointments, happy moments and experiences lived both in and outside the soccer field, which are unknown by fans.

‘The Millers’ stars Will Arnett as Nathan Miller, a recently divorced local roving news reporter looking forward to living the singles’ life until his parents’ marital problems unexpectedly derail his plans. After Nathan finally breaks the news of his divorce to his parents, Carol (Emmy Award winner Margo Martindale) and Tom (Emmy Award winner Beau Bridges), his father is inspired to follow suit and stuns the family when he leaves his wife of 43 years.

(60 x 60’)

The Voice of Freedom, Helenita Vargas (60 x 60’)

This is the story of Helena Vargas, a woman eager to become emancipated during an extremely “machista” time (the fifties). She found in Mexican music a way to express her deep desire for freedom, overcoming all obstacles in a prejudiced society, beginning with her family, until finally attaining success and fulfilling her childhood dream.

The Lord of the Skies (65 x 60’)


(Comedy - 13 x 30’) ‘We Are Men’, starring Chris Smith, Tony Shalhoub, Kal Penn and Jerry O’Connell, is a single-camera comedy about four single guys living in a short-term apartment complex who unexpectedly find camaraderie over their many missteps in love. Armed with a hot tub, pool-side barbeque and plenty of questionable advice, these losers in the marriage department take Carter (Smith) under their wing to impart their own brand of wisdom about the opposite sex.


(Drama - 13 x 60’) Queen of Scotland since she was six days old, the teenage Mary Stuart is already a headstrong monarch: beautiful, passionate, and poised at the very beginning of her tumultuous rise to power. With danger and sexual intrigue around every dark castle corner, Mary rallies her ladiesin-waiting and steels herself, ready to rule the new land and balance the demands of her country and her heart. ‘Reign’ stars Adelaide Kane, Toby Regbo and Torrance Coombs.

(Teen Telenovela/Thriller - 70 x 60’) Martin is a young and handsome man. Everyone thinks he is the ideal boy. He joins a very important school thanks to a scholarship program and lives at Benjamin house, the most popular guy in school who is in love with Celeste. Martin also falls in love with Celeste and he starts manipulating Benjamin who ends up all alone, unpopular and without any friends. Having stolen his whole life Benjamin now has to try and reclaim what belongs to him and take control of what’s been taken away from him by his new “friend”.

The Shelter

(Telenovela/Comedy - 140 X 60’) ‘The Shelter’ is a mirror of a typical dysfunctional family: an absentee father, an over-protective mother, children who can’t let go of their mother’s apron strings and their equally unstable parents, not to mention the maid and the grandfather who is forever in the way. All living under the same roof with hilarious results!

All Connected (Format - 24 x 60’)

‘All Connected’ is an interactive TV show where the audience participates from their own home broadcasting from their webcams. The audience/contestants sign up on the Facebook page of the program in order to nominate themselves and participate live from their webcams on the TV show. The audience votes their favorite sections and the
content of the next program is generated and decided with that information.


Follow Aurelio Casillas’ journey in his efforts to become the leading, and only, drug dealer in Mexico in the ‘90s, taking Pablo Escobar’s place in the region. To do so, he must overcome all sorts of obstacles, in a whirlwind of action, emotions, unbridled passions, luxuries, intrigue, and betrayal. But, in Aurelio’s way is Marco Mejia, a police officer with the goal of capturing him. After the appearance of his picture in the press, Casillas, whose fleet of 27 aircraft has earned him the nickname “The Lord of the Skies”, decides to undergo a risky plastic surgery to change his face and disappear without a trace, putting the lives of his beloved Ximena and their children at risk. A co-production of Caracol Televisión and Telemundo.

(Comedy – 13 x 30’)

Senior Year


Family Restart


The Apartment

CCI Entertainment Ltd.

Dori Media Group


Echo Bridge Entertainment

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Federico Vargas, Vice President of Sales

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(Format – Entertainment)


Family Restart

‘Artzooka!’ blends live action and animation to show kids that art is everywhere and that there is an artist in each one of them! Targeting kids 6 – 9, ‘Artzooka!’ provides audiences with traditional techniques in unconventional ways and teaches children to draw outside the lines and create their own masterpieces. The works created represent a broad spectrum of art including digital movies, silk-screened t-shirts and lamps made from oranges?! Original productions customized to suit your market are also available. What will you Artzooka! today?

Is a reality show that gives families who have become estrange a chance to reconnect. The show pairs parents and their adult children with a family coach in order mend their broken relationship. Often, the separation between the parents and their children is the result of poor life choices. On the show, the healing begins when the parents visit their children’s homes. In order to find common ground, the two sides prepare ‘wish lists’ which the other side must fulfill. This gesture shows just how ready the two sides are to reconnect. During the process, both the parents and children learn to be more sympathetic towards one another, as they create new and open lines of communications to truthfully and honestly communicate about the issues that drove them apart.

(Kids Art Series – 46x 30’)

Extreme Babysitting

(Kids/ Family – Reality Prank Series – 22 x 30’) A hidden camera prank show that takes teenagers who think they know everything about looking after kids and puts them to the ultimate babysitting test - one that they will never see coming. Extreme Babysitting sets out to push the ridiculous meter on the usually mundane world of babysitting, without letting the babysitter know that they are actually on TV!

Anything But Christmas


(Family Feature Film – 90’) Grace, the single-mother of nine-year old Zachary, has finally found love again in John. As the holiday season approaches, Grace realizes she is building a life with a man who just doesn’t do Christmas. She busies herself with the decorating while John refuses to participate. As the tension between them builds, the real reasons unfold as to why they both approach this holiday so differently. Can the joy & magic of the Holiday season cause John’s cynical heart to come out of the cold?

(Reality Show)

The Band

(Reality Show) A reality-show project, that documents the rise of a new boy-girl band set to conquer the hearts of teenagers all across the county. 10 talented young performers will start an intense journey. They will train, sing, dance, sweat, and battle, to be one of the final five band members of what will become the countries next hit pop band. An innovative format featuring 30 episodes- the first 12 focus on the group and solo auditions, with the next 18 episodes document the thrilling adventures of these young performers as they begin to form The Band.

This is the format where teams of contestants face room-escape challenges in three stages. Each stage takes place in a locked room with mind bending and physically challenging traps. Cleverness, teamwork, and ability to handle pressure are all important factors in ‘Exit’, an exciting, nail-biting escape game show. The format has been sold to the US (Syfy), Germany (MME Entertainment), France (the Elephant Group), Russia (Channel Peretz), Denmark (Mastiff ) and Sweden (OTW). ‘Exit’ has been a success for 3 years on Nippon Television Network (NTV) in Japan.


(Series - 142 x 45’ or 71 x 90’) A young man returning from military service is set up by his friends and fiancé and ends up in prison for 10 years. By faking his own death in prison, he manages to escape and finds out the truth. From then on, Ezel is determined to get his revenge, but also to understand why the persons he loved did this to him. ‘Ezel’ is a big success with more than 13 million viewers in Turkey. A ratings success in Greece with a incredible 75% in target group. Sold to more than 45 countries.

Mahmut & Meryem

(Series - 4 x 40’ or 1 x 120’) This is a legendary story of an impossible love between the son of a Muslim emperor and a Christian monk’s daughter in 16th century. Mahmud, the son of the emperor, who is full of love with Allah and follows the humanitarian approach to running the empire he will inherit. Meryem, the daughter of a Christian monk, such a beautiful and innocent girl. One day their path cross with each other and this will change everything forever. Series produced by 24 Kare/ Duka Film/Salname staring top actors from Turkey.

The Apartment (Reality - 10 x 60’)

Eight couples put their hopes and dreams on the line in an epic interior design battle.

The Challenger (Reality - 13 x 60’)

Whether for glory or gain, 16 world-class fighters will fight it out to win the ultimate title of Muay Thai World Champion.

Open Road (Drama – 86’)

Angie abandons her old life and embarks on a journey around the country where she finds not only herself, but love in its many forms.

Degrassi: Season 13 (Drama Series - 40 x 30’)

In season 13 of the Emmy nominated teen series new friendships are formed, old relationships are tested and rivalry among students reaches new levels.


(Documentary – 60’ and 80’) The documentary explores the impact Jeffrey Dahmer had on his community by meeting those closest to him during and after his hidden spree.


Cumbia Ninja

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Global Agency


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Executives Attending

Samuel Duque Rozo, Presidente Samuel Duque Duque, COO & SEVP

Alexander Rubanov, Sales Director, Russia, CIS, Balkan & Baltics Zoe Wilson, Sales and Administration Co-ordinator


Executives Attending

Mem Bakar, Sales Director, World Wide Entertainment Senay Tas, Sales Director

Ana Maria Barreto, Directora Comercial


(Drama Series - 23 x 60’) A group of fanatic terrorists escaping their planned execution in the year 2077, vault back in time to the year 2012. Territories available for license: Worldwide excluding the USA and Canada.

A Place to Call Home (Drama Series – 60’)

A sweeping and romantic drama of one woman’s journey to heal her soul and of a privileged family’s confrontation with a changing era. Territories available for license: Worldwide excluding Australia and New Zealand.

My Kitchen Rules

(Entertainment Series – 255 x 60’, 11 x 90’ + 4 x 120’) This series will travel Australia with the aim of finding Australia’s best home-cooking team. Territories available for license: Worldwide excluding standard TV in Australia.

Happily Divorced (Sitcom – 34 x 30’)

Follows Los Angeles florist Fran (Fran Drescher) whose 18-year marriage ends suddenly when her husband announces he’s gay. Territories available for license: Worldwide excluding the USA.

Cumbia Ninja (Serie – 13 x 60’)

Produced by Fox Telecolombia in Bogota, ‘Cumbia Ninja’ is the group’s first original production where the strength of Latin music, composed exclusively for the series, and the mythical achieve a unique combination.

Lynch 2

(Serie – 9 x 60’) Lynch faces a sentence of 30 years. Elizabeth is in coma in a hospital. The funeral home is besieged by people who want to know what happened to their dead relatives, and Leo is thinking about setting it on fire. Desperate to save his family, the Leo decides to escape from prison and rescue Elizabeth.


(Reality – 13 x 60’) Aaron Sanchez and Aquiles Chavez, two chefs, two friends, want to escape from routine and realize a dream deferred: a journey of discovery to the taste of their roots.


(Serie – 13 x 60’) After 15 years of marriage, Pipo and Lili initiate divorce proceedings. But their dreams of starting from scratch and falling in love again frustrated when due to the crisis, they can’t sell the family home and are forced to continue living with his two sons, the maid and the grandfather.

Executives Attending

Bruno Assumpção, Sales Executive Carolina Krambeck, Sales Executive



Ricardo Scalamandré, Head of International Business

Brianne Bonney, Sales Director


James Braham, Sales Director, Germany & Eastern Europe, Greece, Cyprus, Malta and Turkey

Brazil Avenue

Rivals – in – Law (Cooking format – 60’)

A hot new reality cooking format pitting wife vs. mother-in-law in a domestic test of who’s the best cook. In this challenge, the bride and mother must cook a meal of the son’s choice. The women have a short amount of time to buy the ingredients and prepare the dish. After the meal is prepared, a celebrity chef will first comment on each dish and then he will present both plates to the son. The son must taste each dish and then make the ultimate choice of which is the best! The winning woman will get a sponsored prize, as well as lifetime bragging rights as the better chef.

Don’t Say It, Bring It (Urban Game Show – 30’)

An action-packed new urban game show where contestants are forbidden from answering questions with words! Instead, they are required to bring the object that best answers the quiz question in order to win. It’s a race against the clock, as contestants have to scour the streets to find the object and return in just 5 minutes. Contestants can’t buy the object, so they must rely on the help of strangers to complete the challenge. It’s on-the-street fun, as contestants rush to bring the item and collect their cash prize! Simple, fun, intense and funny, ‘Don’t Say It, Bring It’ is perfect for all ages!


(Telenovela - 160 x 45’ HD) ‘Brazil Avenue’ is a dynamic, lifelike, and modern telenovela that reveals how blind ambition and inflicted cruelty can change the course of a life. This is the dramatic story of Rita, who struggles to recover the life her dreadful stepmother Carminha took from her when she was a child. She will have to confront her past and decide how far she is willing to go to exact revenge on the people that hurt her the most.


(Telenovela - 120 x 45’ HD) ‘Sparkling Girls’ centers around three young and beautiful, hard-working housekeepers who reach stardom instantly when an online video clip of them singing, surprisingly becomes a hit. Their success provokes the wrath of a glamorously gaudy and outspoken famous singer who will do anything to ruin the girls’ friendship and career. With humor, romance, over the top characters, and bright, glittery stage performances set to catchy tunes, ‘Sparkling Girls’ delivers all of the expected delights and shows that dreams really do come true.


(Telenovela - 55 x 45’ HD)


Naïve and provocative Gabriela is a bedraggled migrant worker who arrives to mesmerize everyone with her playful and simple, yet raw sensuality. Unaware of the ardent love that will grow between them, Nacib hires Gabriela as his cook. Her irresistible beauty unintentionally triggers every man’s desire, making Nacib insanely jealous. In this new version of one of Brazilian TV’s greatest hits, based on the immortal literary work of the writer Jorge Amado, Gabriela stirs Nacib’s heart and the principles of an entire town.

20 Minutes

The Doctor Blake Mysteries

ITV Inter Medya Valikonagi Caddesi 26/3, Nisantasi, 34367 Istanbul/Turkey Tel.: (+90 212) 231 0102 E-mail: Web: Suite: LL2

Executives Attending

Can okan, CEO Ahmet Ziyalar, Managing Director Beatriz Cea, Sales Executive


Special, Force Alpha

Pop Corn TV

ITV Studios Global Entertainment

Frecuencia Latina International

The London Television Studios Upper Ground – London SE1 9LT Tel.: +44 20 7491 1441 Web: Suite: 215

Frecuencia Latina International 20900 NE 30th Ave. Suite # 853, Aventura, FL 33180 – USA Tel.: (+1 954) 457 1200 Fax: (+1 954) 457 1213 E-mail: / Website:

Executives Attending

Fabio Etienne-Tinchant, Sales Executive, SE EMEA Mark Kirkpatrick, Vice President, International Home Entertainment Maria Cantalapiedra, Sales Executive, International Home Entertainment

12, Rue Vivienne 75002, Paris, France Tel.: +33 1 75 47 80 70 Fax: +33 1 75 47 80 74 Web: E-mail:

Executives Attending

François Xavier-Poirier, President


Executives Attending Miki Ivcher, CEO

François Xavier-Poirier, President



Can okan, CEO


Patricia Jasin, International Sales Director

Jennifer Ebell, Vice President, SE EMEA

Pop Corn TV (400 x 26’)

20 Minutes


(Drama – 60 x 45’ HD) It took him 4 years to marry the woman he loves, 9 years to get the job he wanted. He worked 10 years to get his own house, 12 years to raise 2 kids, 35 years to have a happy life with his family. It took him 20 minutes to lose it all. What can you do for love? In this TV series, you will see the story of Melek and Ali who love each other to death and risk their lives for each other. You will explore how their perfect life changes in 20 minutes. Will Ali manage to discover the truth about this crime? Will the marriage of Ali and Melek stand for this devastated event? Will Ali And Melek be able to go back to the way they used to live?

The Harem

(Comedy - Season 1 TBA Available in HD)


Mesopotamian nation; the Basurs. In the Basur palace, the Sultan Little Esat who is loved by the community. Little Esat’s Harem where many different women coexist. The women in the Harem have only one purpose; to give birth to a baby boy for the Sultan Little Esat. The Sultan Little Esat’s throne is in danger since he doesn’t have any boys but 45 daughters. The half-sister of the sultan Zehire Sultan’s son Vekilcan is the only heir to the throne. For that reason Zehire Sultans mother Governor with Mosaic Sultan is doing her best to prevent from any baby boy being born. At the same time Zehire Sultan, constantly tries to kill her brother Little Esat. Her biggest help for that is Little Esat’s right arm Rattle Hamit Pasha.

The Doctor Blake Mysteries (Drama - 10 x 60’)

Keeper of secrets. Solver of mysteries. Maverick country town detective medical officer. Blake’s an impulsive risk-taker, not afraid to upset the status quo.

Mr Selfridge

(Drama Series - 10 x 60’ / Series 1: 1 x 90’ + 9 x 60’) Business is booming as the hit series from the award-winning writer Andrew Davies is commissioned for a second series. Bringing to life the spectacular rise and fall of the American retail genius in a lavish and seductive period drama.

(30 x 60’ HD).

A Police Tv Series full of Humor, drama, action, romance and suspense revolving around the adventures of a fictional team of special agents, which conducts criminal investigations of very special cases.


True stories, unpredicted situations inspired by real-life cases of everyday people. This steamy melodrama composed of 120 programs, recreates true cases of struggle and overcome, exciting and moving stories.

BIM BAM BUM (13 x 60’ HD)

Placed on the most important local cabaret of the ‘50s. The series discovers the story of a young aspiring star who reaches the height of fame too fast, and experiences a brutal downfall afterwards. Music, feathers, jealousy, envy, talents, secrets, are some of the components that make the ‘Bim Bam Bum’... a series not to be missed!


The story of a young boxer from a small town who decides to take destiny in his own hands when his manager wants him to lose a fight he knows he could win, and he refuses to do so. Inevitably, that decision changes his life forever. Nominated for the 2011 International Emmy for Best Telenovela. Local version in Colombia.

PCTV is our “best seller” and one of the two complete shows we produce. Our premier family show for a family audience is now totally revised with exciting and energetic new graphics, depicting a variety of favourite gags from ZéZé Hidden Camera, ‘Mad Boys’, ‘Junior Hidden Camera’, ‘Extreme Sport Bloopers’ and ‘Hilarious Home Video’.

Pop Toon

(104 x 22’: 6-12 non verbal/25 x 22’: 6-12 in English/13 x 22’: preschool non verbal) Our first compilation of cartoons, a patchwork of animation classics. Novovision has been travelling all over the world for the best in dialogue-free cartoons from the golden age of animation. ‘Pop Toon’ brings together playful animations with universal appeal.


(13 x 26’ non verbal/25 x 22’ English) Initially produced for WB Kids, the show has been fully remastered for Novovision. The famous team of 5 kids pranksters make grown-ups look silly. Each Gagster has his own personality and skills in order to make the gags even more hilarious and creative.

The Cleveland Captives: What really happened?

The Taste



Passion Distribution

Red Arrow International

Talpa International

SOMOS Distribution

Elsinore House 77 Fulham Palace Road, London, W6 8JA Tel.: +44 (0)207 199 9204 Fax: +44 (0)207 401 7801 Web:

Medienallee 6 85774 Unterfoehring Germany Tel.: +49 (0) 89 9507 2320 Fax: +49 (0) 89 9507 2321 Web: Suite: 224 (2nd Floor)

Sumatralaan 45 – Gebouw De Matrix – Mediapark 1217 GP Hilversum The Netherlands Phone + 31 35 5333111 Suite: M 20

Executives Attending

Executives Attending

2601 South Bayshore Drive Suite 1250. Coconut Grove, Florida, 33133 USA. Tel.: +1 786 220 0440 Fax: +1 305 858 7188 E-mail: Web: Suite: MO2

Executives Attending Agnes Mbye, Sales Manager


Shakira Hoffmann, International Sales Manager CEE Stefanie Ströbel, Junior Acquisitions and Sales Manager

Agnes Mbye, Sales Manager

Laura Rhodarmer, SVP Licensing



Executives Attending

Carlos Abascal, VP Business Development


Laura Rhodarmer, SVP Licensing

Francisco Villanueva, Vice President & COO

Axel Böhm, SVP Sales CEE


The kidnapping story that shocked the world, featuring exclusive interviews with Ariel Castro’s defence attorney, the grandmother of the first captive, the neighbour who first responded to the cries for help... and many more!

The Politician’s Husband (Drama - 3 x 60’)

A gripping new drama exploring what happens in a political marriage when the wife becomes more successful than her husband. Starring David Tennant (‘Harry Potter’, ‘Doctor Who’) and Bafta award-winning actress Emily Watson (‘War Horse‘, ‘Cemetery Junction‘). Primetime drama 9pm slot.

Cupcake Wars Season 7

(Food/Competition - 13 x 60’ + 1 x 60’ special) Four top cupcake bakers face off in three elimination challenges until only one decorator remains. The sweet prize: $10,000 and the opportunity to showcasetheir cupcakes at a high profile event! Long running series totalling 83 episodes!

Got Home Alive

(Factual Entertainment - 13 x 60’) One of the most exciting parts about travel is the element of the unknown. Things usually go according to plan, but there are also real dangers. In each episode, three amazing travel adventures will be told firsthand by the people who, in the face of adversity, ‘Got Home Alive’.


(Factual Entertainment - 20 x 60’)

The Taste

(Cooking Competition Show - 9 x 60’) ABC’s top unscripted debut in 2 years is a cooking competition unlike any other. By judging every dish blind, our celebrity mentors Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Brian Malarkey and Ludo Lefebvre focus purely on the taste.


(Crime Series - 8 x 45’) In his role as elite cop Jo, Jean Reno stops at nothing to solve mysterious murder cases. Each killing is tied to one of Paris’ iconic locations. Created by Emmy Award winner René Balcer – the man behind ‘Law & Order’ and ‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent’.


(Dramedy Series - 16 x 45’) In season 2 (co-produced by Netflix), former mob fixer Frank Tagliano is still under witness protection in Lillehammer, Norway – living under the guise of Johnny Henriksen, a successful nightclub owner and more recently, a father of two. Starring Steven Van Zandt (‘The Sopranos’), ‘Lillyhammer’ has already been picked up in over 130 countries.

Johan Falk

(scripted dramedy – 13 x 45’) A breakout dramedy series about three guys with nothing in common. Except for the fact that they’re all in the middle of an unexpected and messy relationship break-up. Now alone, they join forces and move in together. Until their relationship problems are solved. At least that’s the plan. What starts out as a short-term solution grows into a close friendship that helps them figure things out. But whatever comes their way - won’t stop them from having fun. Because through it all, they’ve got each other.

Beat the Best

(variety/talent – 10 x 75’) It’s the new variety talent competition where only the best performers, from all over the world – compete to take the show’s hot seat and remain there to win a huge cash prize! The unique acts on Beat the Best are divided into three categories: dance, variety and music. On each episode, three expert judges plus the studio audience decide which of the acts will get to sit on the hot seat – the only way to remain on the show. At the end of each show, only two contestants remain. Whoever has the highest score wins a ticket to the live final! But in the final, the judges no longer have the power to vote. Only the studio audience can determine the ultimate winner, the best of them all!

G.A.U.L.A (30 x 45’)

The Colombian elite and kidnapping unit kidnapping stories with real footage, research and emotions.


(Catalog and upcoming events) The most popular full contact sport that combines all Martial Arts in the cage. Everything is allowed!


(75 x 45’) A Nickelodeon telenovela showing the life and love of Kike, an adolescent who changes into a young man by virtue of a magical location.


A popular jeweler that teaches the history, beauty and power of gems.


(Catalog and current events) The timeless sport in furious fights with up and coming athletes from the most famous boxing mine.

(Movie Cycle - 6 x 90’)

The Winner Is…


(game show – 9 x 75’)

(Catalog and current events)

Detective Johan Falk and his special unit investigate in a world where lives mean nothing. Starring Jakob Eklund and Joel Kinnaman (‘The Killing’, ‘Safe House’) this gripping movie-cycle is inspired by real cases, investigations and covert ops.

It’s the must-see singing game show that delivers an unbeatable combination of intense qualifying auditions, great vocal duels, instant cash, dramatic decisions… and a big cash prize.

The widely popular wrestling matches with its colorful characters.

TELENOVELA SCRIPTS Popular and internationally successful stories from acclaimed writers ready for remakes. Finished product available as well.


Each week host Paige Davis and her team of experts meet a couple who find themselves stuck in their quest to make over a room, tackle a once-in-a-lifetimeevent or repurpose that favorite antique.


The Night Patrol

Crazy Kind of Love

The White Queen

Small World IFT

Vision Films

19 Heddon Street, London, W1B 4BG Tel.: +44 (0) 207 7851 6500 Web: Suite: M12 (Content Television)

14945 Ventura Blvd. STE 306, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 Tel.: +1-818-784-1702 Fax: +1-818-788-3715 Email: Website: Suite: IFTA table 8

Executives Attending

Colleen Crescenti, Head of Business Affairs Luci Burnley, Senior VP, Format Sales and Development


Executives Attending

Adam Wright, Executive Vice President, Int. Sales & Acquisitions

Starz Worldwide Distribution


9242 Beverly Blvd., Suite 200, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 Tel.: (424) 204-4110 Fax: (424) 204-4010 E-mail: Web: Stand: Viewing Box M08

TRT Genel Mudurlugu TV Department A Block No: 604, Oran 06450 Ankara - TURKEY Tel.: +90 312 463 24 82 Fax: +90 312 463 24 73 Email: Website:, Stand: 112

Executives Attending

Meggan Kimberley, Sales Executive



Tim Crescenti, President


Executives Attending

Meltem Tumturk Akyol, Head Of International Sales


Meggan Kimberley, Sales Executive

Adam Wright, Executive Vice President, Int. Sales & Acquisitions

Meltem Tumturk Akyol, Head Of International Sales

The Night Patrol (Reality - Format)

One city, one night, one police patrol on the beat. ‘The Night Patrol’ is carefully formatted reality show focusing on the relationship and the humor of the police. With over 200 episode produced in Finland, ‘The Night Patrol’ is now a break out hit in Norway.

One Good Turn

(Hidden camera entertainment - Format) How many people would return money to a shop keeper that gave them too much change? Who would intervene when a foreign tourist is being fooled by a waiter? Which driver would take action when seeing a girl stranded on the roadside? ‘One Good Turn’ reveals the attitude of ordinary people in all kinds of extreme, dangerous and tempting real life situations, as our co-hosts reward the most courageous or most honest people.

The Fan

(Studio Entertainment - Format)


Big characters put their obsessions, devotions and fanatic knowledge to the test in an aweinspiring challenge of the senses. Can you tell the make and model of a motorcycle just form hearing the revving of the engine? Or identify the name and year of the Barbie just from looking at the outline in a shadow box? These characters will leave you amazed with their spell-binding knowledge on the most niche topics. The #1 game show five of the last seven years in Thailand and recognized as the best game show in Asia at the Asian Television Awards, and now #1 in Sweden.


The White Queen

(Drama - 90’)

(Drama/Live Action Series - 10 x 60’)

A newly single mother relies on her son and his carefree girlfriend to rebuild her belief in love, even if it is the crazy kind.

In England 1464, the two sides of the same family have been at war for nine years to take the thrown of the kingdom. As The House of York’s Edward IV (Max Irons) is crowned the King of England with the help of the master manipulator Lord Warwick (James Frain), a damaged and highly religious Margaret Beaufort (Amanda Hale) from The House of Lancaster would stop at nothing to see her young son Henry Tudor take the throne. With the help of her mother and a self-proclaimed sorceress Jacquetta (Janet McTeer), a captivating and beautiful commoner Elizabeth Woodville (Rebecca Ferguson) falls in love with Edward IV and secretly marries him. As Warwick’s plan for control over the King of England crumbles right before his eyes, he will stop at nothing to maintain his grip on the throne.

FINDING MS. RIGHT (Drama - 90’)

A one-of-a-kind love story about a young man who pretends to be Jewish in order to find the perfect wife.


(Action/Thriller/Crime – 100’) Two delinquent young lovers travel to a small town in Texas to falsely claim an inheritance.


When two families come together by marriage, the new brothers struggle to unite and are eventually brought together by a magical dog named Sox.


A cinematic exploration of real women revealing their experiences, wants, and desires as participants in a dominance and submission lifestyle as revealed in the best-selling trilogy, Fifty Shades of Grey.

Magic City Season 2

(Drama/Live Action Series - 8 x 60’) Ike Evans risks everything in a life and death battle to rid his Miramar Playa Hotel of the mob and Ben “The Butcher” Diamond. Ike’s dangerous plan to defeat Ben takes Ike from Havana’s glamorous casinos to dealings with a new devil: Ben’s boss in the Chicago Outfit. Ike’s wife Vera gets a second chance at her former dancing glory, while sons Stevie and Danny drift farther from Ike -- Stevie toward the power and rewards of Ben’s dark world, Danny into the moral righteousness of State’s Attorney Jack Klein. Changes in Castro’s Cuba ripple to the shores of Miami Beach, and a new world order begins to tear the Evans family apart. Even if Ike’s long-shot gamble to take back his hotel succeeds, will the price of victory be too high?


(32 x 90’) Despite taking place at the cloisters and tunnels of Istanbul, the story is rather timeless and placeless. Protagonist Şubat, grew up in an orphanage where his face partially burned in a fire, was also there subjected to some experiments, as a result of which he gained super powers. Developing a peculiar intelligence and uncontrollable power over the years, Şubat fell in love with Yagmur after seeing her on TV. One day, when chasing news, Yağmur meets Şubat.

LOVE ME AS I Am (26 x 95’)

This is the story of Ayşem and Ömer who, instead of living short-term relationships for their daily needs, chose to get married at an early age and start a life whereby they can take responsibilities towards each other and wage the struggle of life together. Ömer, a rich, good-looking young man, is introvert and takes life as it is. Ayşem, an optimist who knows how to overcome all the pain life brings.


‘Once Upon a Time Ottoman Empire Mutiny’ is the story of the 18th century Ottoman period under the reign of Sultan Ahmet III who pursues a peaceful relationship with Europe. Just like each transition and reform period, these times are also marked by a bloody fight between the followers of the status quo and those believing in reforms. The clash of these groups is also stirred up by foreign intelligence services.

The Lord of the Skies

The Tempest


My Little Princess

Telemundo Internacional

Televisa Internacional

Venevision International

2555 Ponce de Leon Blvd., 4th Floor, Coral Gables FL 33134, USA Tel.: (305) 774-0033 Fax: (305) 774-7372 E-mail: Web: Suite: 121

6355 NW 36th Street Miami, FL. 33166 USA Tel. +1 (786) 265 2500 Fax +1 (786) 265 2269 Suite: 318, 319, 320

121 Alhambra Plaza, Suite 1400, Coral Gables, FL 33134, USA Tel.: 305.442.3411 Fax: 305.446.4743 E-mail: Website: Suite: 117

Executives Attending

Melissa Pillow, Sales Director, Europe

top EXECUTIVE Marcos Santana, President

Executives Attending

Claudia Sahab, Director for Europe Silvia García, Director of Sales Middle East & CIS Manola Martín, Business Manager Eastern Europe and Nordic Region Beatriz Rodriguez, Business Manager Eastern Europe Patricia Porto, Business Manager Western & Central Europe

Executives Attending

Cristobal Ponte, Exclusive Independent Representative for Europe, Africa & M.E.

Produced by Telemundo in association with Caracol Televisión. Follow Aurelio Casillas’ journey in his efforts to become the leading, and only, drug dealer in Mexico in the ‘90s, taking Pablo Escobar’s place in the region. To do so, he must overcome all sorts of obstacles, in a whirlwind of action, emotions, unbridled passions, luxuries, intrigue, and betrayal. But, in Aurelio’s way is Marco Mejia, a police officer with the goal of capturing him. After the appearance of his picture in the press, Casillas, whose fleet of 27 aircraft has earned him the nickname “The Lord of the Skies”, decides to undergo a risky plastic surgery to change his face and disappear without a trace, putting the lives of his beloved Ximena and their children at risk.


(Telenovela - 120 x 60’) The TV phenomenon that has audiences raving... ‘The Return’ is the story of Gabriela Suarez, the only woman in the San Pedro del Oro mine, whose life takes a turn after she falls for Alejandro Beltran, the eldest son of Antonia Guerra, the most powerful and feared woman of the town. The love that blossoms between them is tormented by ambition. Gabriela is unjustly locked in a detention center where she is tortured and humiliated. Once she manages to escape, she is presumed dead. Years later she returns, transformed into Veronica Dantes, “The Boss”, who arrives determined to carry out her revenge against those who destroyed her life.

(Telenovela - 120 x 45’, HD) (Telenovela / Classic – 150 x 60’) Marina has managed to stand out in the tourist business world. However, it is destiny which leads her to take a job at a fishing port. There, she meets Damian Fabre, captain and owner to a fishing boat named “The Tempest”. Even when their first encounter and then sharing their daily life is not quite friendly due to their strong personalities, it will be time the one to become the accomplice of the love emerging between them. Both of them will have to get around a series of hardships that will put the immense love they feel for each other to a test. On the other hand, she will confront the past that was taken away from her when she learns that her mother is not the woman she knows but someone else. He will be fighting against Hernan, who is obsessed with Marina; and against Fulgencio’s and Ernesto’s hatred, who will do anything to destroy him.

Celine Laune, Sales Executive (Scripted) Sam Ellis, Sales Coordinator (Non-scripted)


Naomi Koh, Vice President of Sales (Non-scripted)


The Tempest

Executives Attending

Daniel Rodriguez, Sales Director, Latin America of Venevision International

Richard Ehrsam, General Director of Europe and Asia

(Series - 65 x 60’)

Avon House Kensington Village, Avonmore Road, London, W14 8TS Tel.: +44 (0)20 7013 4400 Fax: +44 (0)20 7013 4401 E-mail: Web: Stand: Viewing box M22/M23/M25




Zodiak Rights

Rosario, a young and brilliant law student, and Alejandro, a prominent veteran attorney, fall deeply in love and start planning a future together. But fate throws before them an unexpected torment when Rosario discovers that Alejandro is the same man her mother was to marry 21 years earlier. Now lies from the past resurface, disrupting the lives of everyone involved.

Inside Football (Series - 17 x 30’ HD)

A dynamic and entertaining news magazine focused on the world of international football (soccer), presenting in-depth coverage of the largest spectator sport on the planet and featuring insightful stories about players, teams, clubs, leagues and stadiums from around the globe. Available worldwide, except Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic market.

(Telenovela / Classic – 150 60’)

(Telenovela - 75 x 45’, HD)

This is the story of Oriana, a woman who thought she had a full life next to her husband, Jose Luis, and her little daughter, Alina. Nevertheless, destiny is about to offer her a path full of hardships in which she is forced to run away to another country because of her husband. There, fate will confront her again, compelling her to take over another woman´s personality in order to protect her daughter, ignoring that this new identity has a dark hidden past. This way, Oriana will find the chance to start a new life in which she will run into Ricardo´s love, with whom she will have to face all her lies. Once the truth is revealed, only love will be capable of getting over the past.

This action-packed production breaks away from the classic telenovela. Amnesia leaves Lucia with an unknown past and uncertain future as she navigates through life running from an unknown threat. She struggles with flashes of who she was –a ruthless arms dealer and killer– and who she wants to be. Struck by love, Lucia must first bury her horrid past before it destroys her promising future.

Brave young princes endeavour to impress a beautiful princess’s dad in outrageous trials designed to test their character and suitability in this fairy tale fantasy dating show.

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS GONE WILD (Series/Entertainment - 10 x 60’ HD)

This primetime hit challenges everyday people to achieve astonishing feats… a place in world record history awaits them!

DON’T MESS WITH THE LITTLE GUY (Format/Entertainment – 60’)

A pocket-sized celebrity, famous for his ballsy attitude, duels with taller contestants to prove that height doesn’t matter.


(Drama - 8 x 60’ HD) The dead have returned. But this is a homecoming like no other. ‘Rebound’ is a stylish take on the supernatural genre that combines taut mystery with rich character-led drama. Superb French drama to follow the trail blazed by Braquo and Spiral, launching this winter on Canal +.


(Drama - 3 x 90’ HD) A Kenneth Branagh returns to his Primetime Emmy and BAFTA award winning role in three new feature-length episodes of the acclaimed detective drama.


Life of Lies

Lucia’s Secrets

(Format/Gameshow - 8 x 60’ + 1 x 60’ HD)

MarketFIGURES 62%

of catch-up TV users polled by Ofcom said to only use the service when they missed a show or film.


of UK internet usage is devoted to online videos, with British users making a billion visits a month to streaming sites, says Experian.


clients parted ways with Spain’s pay TV service Telefónica in Q1 2013.


PGS Takes Iron Man Worldwide Following the global success of Marvel’s ‘Iron Man’ live action theatrical film franchise, kids programming distributor and brand manager PGS Entertainment is announcing brisk sales for the animated series ‘Iron Man: Armored Adventures’. Produced by Marvel Entertainment, Method Animation and DQ Entertainment, commissioned by France Télévisions, the second season of ‘Iron Man: Armored Adventures‘ has been sold to broadcasters in Europe, Middle East, US and Latin America. Latest acquisitions of ‘Iron Man: Armored Adventures’, Season II (26 X 30’) include RTBF (French-speaking Belgium), RTS (French-speaking Switzerland), Rai Gulp (Italy), Nickelodeon (Italian-speaking territories), Televisio de Catalunya (Spain), Prava I Prevodi (Serbia), Zoom (Israel), Televisa (Mexico), UCV Televisión (Chile), VIP 2000 (Ecuador) and TV5 Monde (worldwide). The show has been acquired by Disney XD for Europe and Middle East and is airing on Nicktoons in the US.

8.5 billion


dollars in box office gross was reached in Europe in 2012, according to figures released by the EAO.

BBC Names New Head of Global Sales


of US people who watch an online ad remember it, versus 25% for linear TV, says eMarketer.


425 minutes

of online video were watched on average during March 2013 in the US.

Anna Gordon, new director of Global Sales Strategy, Business Development and Planning at BBC Worldwide.

BBC Worldwide announced the appointment of Anna Gordon as Director of Global Sales Strategy, Business Development and Planning. Gordon joins the BBC’s commercial arm in a new role, designed to further develop the company’s position as a world-class sales operator. Her role includes responsibility for the high level sales strategy and supporting the company’s many sales teams around the world and at major markets including BBC Worldwide Showcase, Mipcom and Miptv.


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